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Re: [opensuse-factory] RFC: Announcing important changes in the distribution
  • From: Rob OpenSuSE <rob.opensuse.linux@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 3 Dec 2009 15:30:10 +0000
  • Message-id: <ce9d8ed60912030730r10fb6ea4q23f53293611d67d5@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
2009/12/3 Pavol Rusnak <prusnak@xxxxxxx>:

opensuse-factory mailing list with special tag in subject seems the best
solution to me. Changes are happening in Factory, so it also makes sense.

I think announce should be about announcements not the discussion.

And not everyone wishes to be on a mailing list.  Many in the Forums
choose not to be on mailing lists.  There's over 30K users there.
That's significant.

And many developers choose not to be on forums, stalemate!

So perhaps RFC for discussion, then later when there's a plan and
something installable to test (with the latest distro release
preferably), an RFT "Request for Testing" referencing the technical
discussion, and over-view of benefits and any caveats.

That way, it would be simple for anyone in Factory list, to get URL of
RFT thread, and post on behalf of developers in forum to encourage
more community participation. The developer benefits from consulting
and participation without high overhead, or needing to write special
papers for publication on the website.

It's not natural to start out deciding to join a mailing list, one
joins because some event or discussion has been of interest, and it
seems more useful.

I noticed recently the forums, have now finally over-taken the mail
lists in terms of registered users, so there is a "resource" of talent
that has potential to help improve future releases.

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