A cygwin mailing list experiment

Robert Collins robert.collins@itdomain.com.au
Tue May 8 05:07:00 GMT 2001


----- Original Message -----
From: "Christopher Faylor" <cgf@redhat.com>
To: <cygwin-developers@cygwin.com>
Sent: Tuesday, May 08, 2001 11:07 AM
Subject: OT: A cygwin mailing list experiment


> Corinna and I have decided to be conspicuously absent from the cygwin
> mailing list for this week (at least).  I'd like to see what this does
> to the traffic there.
>
> Btw, the reason for doing this is that cygwin and cygwin-xfree are
> pretty much swamping the sources.redhat.com server.  I've tried a
couple
> of times to compose mail asking for suggestions for reducing the
> traffic.  But, I couldn't bring myself to send it because I knew that
it
> would either be ignored, or it would result in a flurry of clueless
> responses (not too cynical, am I?), which would aggravate the problem.
>

This may not fit politically or pragmatically, but have you considered
utilising something like sourceforge, whose business model is centred
around providing mailing lists/bug trackers and the like?

There's more to say, but if it's already been hashed out there's little
point :]

Rob



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