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Re: [opensuse-factory] OpenSUSE, bugs and some considerations
  • From: "Rajko M." <rmatov101@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 3 Mar 2007 13:05:50 -0600
  • Message-id: <200703031305.50904.rmatov101@xxxxxxxxxxx>
On Saturday 03 March 2007 12:39, Alberto Passalacqua wrote:
> Il giorno sab, 03/03/2007 alle 12.31 -0600, Rajko M. ha scritto:
> > On Saturday 03 March 2007 11:59, Francis Giannaros wrote:
> > > That's an argument against a meeting _time_, but not really against a
> > > meeting day. If it's a bug triage weekend (or any given couple of
> > > days), then different people can be on at different times. And
> > > particularly on a weekend, people's sleeping patterns vary quite a bit,
> > > so I don't think it's a problem.
> >
> > The IRC can be used as additional medium for fast exchange of thoughts
> > and instant feedback, but take in consideration that the whole process
> > can be very slow, at the times. Than if one is not present at right time
> > it will miss discussion. I would rather combine email and IRC as
> > appropriate, than to insist on one medium.
> >
> > > Like I said though anyway, this is a tried, tested and proven method:
> > > many other projects have these, and they work tremendously well.
> >
> > I can see reasons why it works well and that is why I support the idea.
> I agree with Francis on this. The interaction is a lot faster, more
> helpful and also less frustrating on IRC than using ML and e-mails.
> Just an example: I don't want to wait for 15 minutes to get an answer
> when on IRC I can have direct interaction with the other users I'm
> working with.
> Moreover, doing testing days using ML/e-mail would just reduce their
> effectiveness in my opinion. They would become just a sort of extensions
> of what we are already doing through bugzilla/opensuse-factory.

Well, both is an extension, just one is fine for fast responses, and the other
allows more asynchronous work that will group more people that might be not
familiar with bugzilla and/or IRC, can't attend at the times that are
scheduled, but still can help. Sorting out to one medium will do just
opposite from what is wanted.

I can use IRC in the most basic form.
That and time constrains will prevent me from attending antibug fest.

What is the best can be decided on the run. I don't see the need to insist on
one communication channel that fits for some purposes, and not for the other.

Regards, Rajko.
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