[FFmpeg-devel] Accurately describing ffmpeg-cvslog list [was: Re: [PATCH] Refactor Developer Docs, update dev list section (v2)]

Mark Thompson sw at jkqxz.net
Tue Nov 28 02:20:54 EET 2017

On 28/11/17 00:12, Lou Logan wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 26, 2017, at 12:57 PM, Jim DeLaHunt wrote:
>> I'll observe that we have already heard other opinions:
>>   * Paul[2]: "Not at all. To be a contributor, it is not needed to
>>     subscribe to [ffmpeg-cvslog] list."
>>   * Timo[3]: "Usually if a discussion comes up the mail from cvslog is
>>     replied to on [ffmpeg-devel] list, so no actual discussion happens
>>     on the automatic cvslog list."
> ffmpeg-cvslog should only be a log and not a place for discussion.
> ffmpeg-devel should be the only mailing list where development
> discussions occur.
> Discussing a commit that was not reviewed should also occur at
> ffmpeg-devel. Currently there is little discussion in ffmpeg-cvslog
> (excluding discussions also directed to ffmpeg-devel), and I'm not sure
> how many patch authors actually read or see ffmpeg-cvslog only replies.
> Having no conversation in ffmpeg-cvslog would mean fewer pending
> messages in the infiniqueue for me to regularly deal with.
> Developers, contributors, maintainers, and/or committers should not need
> to subscribe to ffmpeg-cvslog to participate.

I do use -cvslog, though generally I try to reply to -devel unless the conversation is already on -cvslog.

If the intent is that -devel should always be used for replies, can you set a reply-to header on -cvslog pointing to -devel?

- Mark

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