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From Aditya <adityakish...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Drill-dev message volume
Date Wed, 21 May 2014 18:35:35 GMT
I guess most of us have felt the same way and I have requested separate
mailing lists for JIRA comments and Git commit logs.


Once in place, the volume on the dev list should be manageable.

On Wed, May 21, 2014 at 11:31 AM, Julian Hyde <julianhyde@gmail.com> wrote:

> The traffic on the drill-dev list is overwhelming. Most of it is jira
> updates, and many of those are just admin tasks, such as flagging that a
> patch has arrived or an issue is fixed. So, the signal-to-noise ratio is
> pretty poor.
> I don't think that I can solve this using mail filters, even fairly smart
> ones. If I redirected all jira messages to the trash (or to another folder
> which, let's be honest, I would never keep up with) I would miss updates to
> issues that I care enough about to have subscribed to updates.
> Likewise, if I requested a daily digest, it would add a 24-hour lag to my
> participation in discussions, and I would probably still lose messages
> amongst the chaff.
> I know having all transactions on a public email list is "the Apache way",
> but it's a flawed policy. The time investment to sort through the chaff is
> such that only full-time salaried developers can participate. (I suspect
> that many of these are tempted to have the real discussions one-to-one, or
> ignore the list entirely and just work on their assigned jira cases.)
> Let's have a discussion about this. Is anyone else feeling similarly
> overwhelmed? Conversely, drill-dev is working fine for you, please speak up
> too.
> If I don't receive any replies to this message, I guess I have my answer.
> :)
> Julian

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