[llvm-dev] [cfe-dev] Mailing List Status Update
Johannes Doerfert via llvm-dev
llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org
Tue Jun 22 10:58:13 PDT 2021
On 6/22/21 10:52 AM, Hal Finkel via llvm-dev wrote:
> On 6/21/21 16:59, Blumenthal, Uri - 0553 - MITLL via llvm-dev wrote:
>> Are we really going to replace email with Discourse when we can
>> see that
>> almost nobody likes using Discourse?
>> Metcalfe's law - people are going to tend to use the medium that they
>> are able to reach the audience on, but not necessarily because it's
>> superior. Mailing lists have the benefit of long-term incumbency.
>> Email has a certain level of “omnipresence” and convenience.
>> Including the superb interoperability among (pretty much) all of the
>> clients and platforms.
>> I think I would prefer maintaining the status quo but if I woke up
>> tomorrow and the conversation had moved to Discourse I would join it
>> there. Regardless of whether it had moved by mandate or popular
>> adoption. I suspect others may feel similar and therefore the
>> traffic is not a good metric of preference.
>> True. But it may indicate a certain level of acceptance and
>> convenience. Would one need a “dedicated Discourse app” to access and
>> participate in the discussions?
> One can use Discourse via email, see
> - this is one of the major factors that was considered when comparing
> the different potential options.
>> Would that app run smoothly on all the platforms the current list
>> members use (that includes how much space it would require, perhaps
>> people already maxed the storage capacity of their mobile devices?)?
>> How would people include bug reports there – taking screenshots…?
>> People kept using email because it seems to work the best.
>> I understand that LLVM dev’s aren’t crazy about maintaining mailing
>> lists – but probably a hosted mailing list solution would be better
>> than moving to a totally different platform.
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