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

From: Mike Lococo mpl22 at cornell.edu
Date: Wed Jan 31 22:44:41 EET 2007
>> I think more lists produce more confusion than single one. In fact I'd 
>> vote for joining maemo-users and developers as there is no really 
>> significant difference in topics posted to them. Developer questions get 
>> posted to maemo-users and vice versa and sometimes topics are duplicated 
>> since people don't read the other list.
> The original intention for maemo-developers was for discussing
> development of the platform itself (think gtk-devel-list) and
> maemo-users for developing applications to run on maemo
> (gtk-app-devel-list)
> We haven't really been pushing people to other lists, though. It may or
> may not have been a good idea.

I would be wary of too much splitting, especially without _very_ clear 
delineations between the lists.  I wouldn't suggest creating more than 
three areas, one for end users, one for application developers, and one 
for platform developers.  But I think two lists is even more 
appropriate.  Application development questions often evolve into 
platform api discussions and bug reports, and the line between the two 
is fluid.

Mainly, I think people need to be "meaner" on maemo-developers about 
pushing non-development discussion over to the users list.


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