[llvm-dev] An internet Forum instead of mailing lists?
James Y Knight via llvm-dev
llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org
Tue Oct 8 11:55:15 PDT 2019
There's also mailman 3 which allows you to post from the list-archive's
website. (I personally find browsing a mailman 3 list archive completely
maddening compared to mailman 2's pipermail archives -- something about the
thread layout just makes my eyes glaze over. But I guess some people like
it, and it does allow posting.)
For an example, you can see: <https://mail.python.org/mailman3/lists/>.
Note that by default it's only showing you 10 of the lists, because I guess
pagination is supposed to be helpful. A good example list might be <
On Tue, Oct 8, 2019 at 1:39 PM Reid Kleckner via llvm-dev <
llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org> wrote:
> I think the simplest answer is just "tradition". Most old open source
> projects use mailing lists for collaboration. Long time contributors are
> used to the current system, and they make it work for them.
> Another way to look at it is that the current system suits the needs of
> those who communicate on the list the most, and they are the ones who have
> the power to advocate for change. As someone who closely follows LLVM
> communications, getting email for every new message helps me stay up to
> date and makes it easy for me to respond when interested. Maybe if I mainly
> studied past llvm-dev emails to find answers, I would prefer a separate web
> UI that I could use to search and study LLVM correspondence, but that
> probably doesn't describe most of the people that would need to be
> convinced to use it.
> To fill the gap, there are various services like nabble (I was going to
> say gmane, but I guess it's dead). It's less than ideal, but it's what we
> On Mon, Oct 7, 2019 at 6:13 AM Joan Lluch via llvm-dev <
> llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I suppose this has been asked before, but I wasn’t able to find a
>> discussion on the subject.
>> Is there a reason for not using a web based interface instead of a
>> mailing list?. It seems to me that a using a private Forum would bring a
>> lot of advantages.
>> LLVM Developers mailing list
>> llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org
> LLVM Developers mailing list
> llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org
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