2009/6/4 Nick Coghlan email@example.com:
Paul Moore wrote:
Mostly, I agree, but I definitely disagree, I'm afraid, on the use of the tracker for discussions. To keep track of discussions on a ticket, I have to personally keep a list of the tickets I'm interested in, check back regularly to see if there's anything new, and keep a mental note of where I've read up to so I know what's new.
Others have already noted that Roundup not only emails you with new comments, but also lets you reply via email. That happens for anyone on the nosy list for an issue (commenting on an issue automatically adds you to the nosy list).
In addition, you can fairly easily create a saved query to show you all the open tickets that you are on the nosy list for. (Although I created and saved my query for that so long ago that I don't recall the exact details on how to go about doing that).
Agreed, and thanks to all for the pointers to features I wasn't aware of.
I could still argue that there are downsides (need to take action to set myself as nosy on an issue, possibly setting up a new mail filter, housekeeping cruft, the fact that people don't quote in the same way on tracker items) that make tracker discussions less attractive to me, but it's very personal things.
Let's leave it as merely that I wouldn't have contributed to the ipaddr discussion if it had been solely on the tracker (not even if pointers to and reminders of the tracker item were posted to python-dev). My input wasn't very valuable, so maybe that doesn't matter much. Maybe the key point is that keeping discussion on the tracker introduces a barrier to participation by lurkers, FWIW.