[plt-dev] Notifications poll (was: repository information)

From: Carl Eastlund (cce at ccs.neu.edu)
Date: Mon Apr 19 00:25:25 EDT 2010

On Mon, Apr 19, 2010 at 12:05 AM, Eli Barzilay <eli at barzilay.org> wrote:
> In any case, I'll do a quick poll.  I see the following options:
> 1. Leave things as they are now: the few people who wanted to get
>   notifications will continue getting them, nobody else will.
> 2. Create a new mailing list for commits, and have all comitters on it
>   (as well as anyone else who wants to be on it).  Leave plt-dev
>   alone.
> 3. Send *summary* emails (=> only changed file lists and commit logs,
>   no diffs) to plt-dev.  Doing this will require some solution for
>   people who want to get the diffs, but don't want to give up being
>   on plt-dev -- in this case they'll need to go through the hassle of
>   filtering the plt-dev messages out and keep the more detailed
>   messages.
> 4. Send the complete emails to plt-dev -- as I originally suggested.
>   This might get a little too verbose a few times (eg, large
>   commits), so it might require some adjusting.
> 5. Any other suggestion?  (If you have a suggestion, then please reply
>   on the list, not directly to me.)
> --
>          ((lambda (x) (x x)) (lambda (x) (x x)))          Eli Barzilay:
>                    http://barzilay.org/                   Maze is Life!

I vote for #2.  There are clearly people interested in getting these
messages, and there should be a standard way for anyone to get them.
On the other hand, there are people generous enough to contribute
their time and attention to plt-dev, and if they don't want a deluge
of [what is to them] spam, they shouldn't have to put up with it from


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