miscommunication (was Re: [xmonad] Issue 132 in xmonad)

Don Stewart dons at galois.com
Sat Feb 2 14:34:54 EST 2008

> * Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH <allbery at ece.cmu.edu> [2008-02-01 21:24:46-0500]
> > On Feb 1, 2008, at 21:19 , Don Stewart wrote:
> >
> >> That way you avoid overwhelming people with the streams of patches
> >> that appear. Consider how many people actually need to know
> >> about the problem. Do all xmonad subscribers need to know?
> >
> > Most active projects have separate -users and -devel lists.  I have  
> > myself thought that xmonad was active enough that keeping them combined 
> > was likely to annoy both users (who don't want to see, or care about, 
> > most of these patches) and developers (who are likely to regard user-type 
> > questions/discussions as unnecessary distractions).
> I am against this separation.
> One thing I really love about xmonad (project, not WM itself) is low
> threshold between users and developers.
> I think most users are interested in what happens here (new features and
> extensions, etc), and if developers do not read -users list (not to
> get distracted) who will answer users' questions?

I agree. There won't be a split. We have a long term goal of training 
up new users as developers too, and the mailing list servers this

-- Don

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