[maemo-developers] [maemo-developers] New list spin-off?

From: Dave Cridland dave at cridland.net
Date: Thu Feb 1 11:25:23 EET 2007
On Wed Jan 31 21:04:27 2007, Dave Neuer wrote:
> On 1/31/07, Mike Lococo <mpl22 at cornell.edu> wrote:
>> Mainly, I think people need to be "meaner" on maemo-developers 
>> about
>> pushing non-development discussion over to the users list.
> Tommi explained that maemo-users was for application developers 
> (which
> makes sense to me, very analogous to the way other framework mailing
> lists work). The real end-user list would be something like
> "IT-users at nokia.com" or users of particular applications (presumably
> hosted separately). So "development" discussions not pertaining to
> framework/platform development should be pushed to the "users" list;
> non-development issues should probably go to yet another list.

Except that maemo-users@ has become the "power-users" mailing list, 
and it's hard to change the flow of a mailing list.

Why not create a maemo-appdev@ for application development and 
discussion, and I think Nokia might consider a more end-user 
orientated mailing list as well.

The ruleset might be, then:
- If what you're trying to do involves the platform, it's 
- If what you're trying to do involves scratchbox, it's maemo-appdev@
- If what you're trying to do involves hacks on the device (such as 
using xterm), it's maemo-users@
- Otherwise, it's tableteers at nokia.com or whatever.

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