[Zope] A new list needed?
Behrens Matt - Grand Rapids
Mon, 22 Oct 2001 08:09:52 -0400
Andrew Kenneth Milton wrote:
> I'm looking for/want a Zope mailing list that's for more advanced
> programming under Zope.
> zope-dev is for Zope innards, which isn't appropriate, and I think the level
> of some of the stuff that comes through email@example.com is a little low
> (and fairly repetitive), which seems to remove most of the skilled people
> from the list due to noise.
> A zope-hackers type list would be quite useful I think. Anyone else think
> it would be a good idea?
Allright, everyone else got their two bits in... I really need to get some sort of weekend mail access :-)
akm's suggestion is a good one, although whether or not it will have the
desired effect is a big question mark. To do so I think it needs to
avoid the stigma it seems to already have: "zope@ is for mindless
newbies, zope-hackers@ is for people who can tie their shoes, zope-dev@
is for Gods". I'm not sure how to accomplish this. It's really about
being in different levels of development, not about "list A has smarter
people than list B".
I am going to risk having to don my asbestos suit here and say that
closing ALL the lists would be extremely helpful, and it's not even
about spam. Requiring at least a few seconds of lurking before posting
is a great idea. If you want hand-holding and don't want to take a
brief effort to see what the list is about, then you can pay someone for
support. Okay, I said it, flame away.
One nitpick re naming: -hackers is historically used for what zope-dev
currently is being used for. If there is going to be any change along
these lines, perhaps a gradual rename of -dev to -hackers is in order,
paralleled with a new list -devel or some such.
Matt Behrens <firstname.lastname@example.org>
System Analyst, Baker Furniture