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
> 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
> 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 :]


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