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From Alan Conway <acon...@redhat.com>
Subject Re: a request regarding crossposting
Date Wed, 04 Sep 2013 13:57:00 GMT
On 08/27/2013 12:00 PM, Gordon Sim wrote:
> On 08/27/2013 03:33 PM, Alan Conway wrote:
>> On 08/23/2013 08:34 AM, Gordon Sim wrote:
>>> The real problem is that of users being excluded from topics they
>>> should be
>>> aware of and to which they can make valuable contributions.
>>>
>>
>> Lets not forget that anyone can subscribe to the dev list if they are
>> interested, so nobody is excluded from anything. Users that want to
>> follow detailed Qpid development can simply subscribe to dev.
>
> The point I was making is that I don't think it is reasonable to expect users to
> follow the dev list just to be aware of changes and features coming down the
> line and to provide feedback on them.
>
>> The dev/user split is a common convention, I don't see why qpid would be
>> different from other projects in that regard. I subscribe to both lists
>> and I find the split useful to organize my reading.
>
> I personally don't think I'm arguing for anything unusual. I see users as those
> that run the software and care about how it behaves but aren't that interested
> in the code itself. Developers on the other hand do care about the code and the
> process of developing and maintaining it.
>
>> I agree that user-facing changes should be discussed on the user list
>> (deprecated features, interface changes, new feature proposals etc.) and
>> I agree that cross posting should be avoided. I think its reasonable to
>> assume that developers will also follow the user list so they will be
>> aware of discussions there.
>
> This to me captures the key points. If it may be of interest to someone using
> the software, post it to the user list. If its only likely to be of interest to
> those with a working knowledge of the code, then the dev list is fine.
>

We are in violent agreement ;) That sounds exactly right.

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