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From "Robert Burrell Donkin" <robertburrelldon...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: notification/commit list (was: JAMES Projects on Hudson)
Date Mon, 04 Aug 2008 18:41:13 GMT
On Mon, Aug 4, 2008 at 7:06 PM, Stefano Bagnara <apache@bago.org> wrote:
> Robert Burrell Donkin ha scritto:
>>
>> On Mon, Aug 4, 2008 at 5:13 PM, Stefano Bagnara <apache@bago.org> wrote:
>>>
>>> Robert Burrell Donkin ha scritto:
>>>>
>>>> On Sun, Aug 3, 2008 at 1:16 PM, Stefano Bagnara <apache@bago.org> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>> Robert Burrell Donkin ha scritto:
>>>>>>
>>>>>> On 7/28/08, Norman Maurer <norman@apache.org> wrote:
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Am Sonntag, den 27.07.2008, 22:20 +0200 schrieb Stefano Bagnara:
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Is there any mailing list notification?
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> I not enabled it yet because I wanted to talk about it first
on ml.
>>>>>>> MAybe we should add a new ml for the notifications so we don't
flood
>>>>>>> the
>>>>>>> dev list ?
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Providing that mail is only sent on failure, I think this list should
>>>>>> be ok. If we need to reduce traffic all the admin stuff (commits,
JIRA
>>>>>> etc) should be moved together. We've had 600ish messages this month
so
>>>>>> maybe that's worth considering.
>>>>>
>>>>> Moving "admin stuff" to a separate list could help not loosing
>>>>> important
>>>>> discussion and procedural threads between svn committs and JIRA
>>>>> updates.
>>>>>
>>>>> On the other hand we tend to mix discussions in JIRA and the mailing
>>>>> list
>>>>> so
>>>>> we should agree on the way to deal with it before planning a switch,
>>>>> IMHO.
>>>>
>>>> set an appropriate reply-to usually works ok for most clients
>>>
>>> My concern was about discussions happening via JIRA comments, they would
>>> not
>>> go through the discussion list, but only the admin list. Currently a JIRA
>>> comment is the substitute for a mailing list post. If we move JIRA
>>> notifications to an admin list beside svn comments they will loose
>>> visibility to developers not subscribed to the notification list.
>>
>> makes sense
>>
>>>>> Maybe we could move svn commits and the notifications to their own list
>>>>> as a
>>>>> first step while keep JIRAs on server-dev... WDYT?
>>>>
>>>> fine by me
>>>
>>> What is the list name used by other projects in this cases?
>>> notifications@james.a.o?
>>
>> probably commits. see http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/
>
> commits is the most common (hundreds of them). Then I see 9 "notifications"
> lists.
>
> It seems we agree on this. What is the procedure? Should we open a proposal
> thread so more people will be aware of this discussion?

for a new mailing list, it's best to have a VOTE

> I prefer "notifications@" because we'll put there more than commits but I'm
> fine with "commits@" too.

i'd recommend a POLL: the idea is to gauge support for various
alternatives so that it's possible to call a good binary VOTE. see
below for example

- robert

<example>
[POLL] Development Mailing Lists

Please cross as many as you like!

---8<---------------------------------------------
[ ] Leave My Lists Alone!
[ ] Send commits and reminders to notifications@
[ ] Send commits and reminders to commits@
---------------------------------------------------
</example>

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