[Haskell] Re: Making Haskell more open

Benedikt Schmidt beschmi at cloaked.de
Fri Nov 11 15:34:35 EST 2005

Tomasz Zielonka <tomasz.zielonka at gmail.com> writes:

> On Fri, Nov 11, 2005 at 04:52:30PM +0100, Wolfgang Jeltsch wrote:
> > IMO, the best solution are newsgroups.  What I dislike with web-based 
> > communication (webmail, webforums) is that webbrowsing is not as flexible as 
> > using a specialized software and that you are not free in choosing your 
> > communication software apart from choosing a webbrowser ??? you have to live 
> > with the webmail/webforum software installed on the server, independently of 
> > whether you like it or not.
> That's a good point... or points. I also like newsgroups, but I haven't
> used them in a while, probably because most of discussions about haskell
> take place on mailing lists.
> Maybe it's time to register comp.lang.haskell?
> Could someone tell me something about fa.haskell? Is it a mirror of
> haskell at haskell.org? Can it be used to post messages through NNTP?

I don't know about fa.haskell, but i'm using Gmane
(a bidirectional mail-to-news gateway, see http://www.gmane.org/)
for most mailing lists and posting this message to

> > > How about a forum integrated with mailing lists?
> > 
> > Does such a thing already exist somewhere?
> Not that I know of.
> How about an integrated newsgroup+mailinglist+forum. If we had a
> two-way newsgroup+mailinglist integration, people could use it also
> as a forum, for example through gmail.google.com. But I don't use
> fora, so I probably talk nonsense.

You can read (and post to) the groups stored by Gmane using one of
the two web interfaces linked from
, but there is some functionality missing that you expect in a forum
like showing only unread messages.


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