On Wed, Jun 3, 2009 at 2:56 PM, Michael Foord firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Paul Moore wrote:
So, here are my recommendations:
1. Use the tracker for discussing tickets, so that it's easy to refer back to a previous point in the discussion, and so that people working on those tickets can easily find your commentary. 2. Use the mailing list for drawing attention to these discussions if they are of general interest, especially if the discussion is time- critical. In this case, an announcement "You have six weeks to review ipaddr now until its inclusion is permanent, anyone interested please look at issue 3959." 3. If you have an opinion, put your +1/+0/-0/-1 on a line by itself at the top of your message, so that it's easy for newcomers to the discussion to get a general feel.
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,
Not true - if you are added as nosy on a tracker item (which happens when you make a comment or you can do yourself) then you get emailed about new comments. The email contains the body of the comment so you can follow discussions completely by email only going to the tracker to add responses.
You can also directly reply to tracker issues via email, which is how I do most of my responses. It's cool.