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From: Daryle Walker (darylew_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-09-07 19:32:23

On 9/5/04 7:42 PM, "Jeff Garland" <jeff_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> On Sun, 05 Sep 2004 15:24:34 -0400, Daryle Walker wrote
>> On 8/30/04 5:44 PM, "Miro Jurisic" <macdev_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>>> How hard would it be to have the review schedule include a link to the
>>> library download? I am trying to accommodate the following workflow (which I
>>> find convenient):
>>> 1. Lurk on the list
>>> 2. Notice people reviewing something I am interested in
>>> 3. Go to a web page and click to download it for review
>>> Usually if I have to grovel through the mail archives for the library
>>> snapshot I end up saying "too busy now" until it's too late :-/
>> The announce mailing list we use to notify about new releases is also
>> supposed to be for notifications for reviews _and_ their results! The past
>> two reviews haven't been put through the announcement list. The whole purpose
>> of that is so lurkers (like Miro) don't have to risk missing critical steps
>> in the Boost process.
> Ok, I admit I forgot with this review to announce on that list. But I'm
> pretty sure when I managed the serialization review and tried to post it
> failed -- so no guarantees it will work. Are people really following that
> list?

I have that list watched.

An announce list is supposed to have very-low traffic. It only has notices
about the beginning and/or ending of the big-picture cycles. All the stuff
in-between goes on in the corresponding developer list. People who only
need to know the big-picture items can subscribe only to an announcement
list instead of sifting through for < 1% of the messages in a developer
list. (For our reviews, an announce-list posting would signal lurkers to
start subscribing to the developer list.)

I don't know who has authority to post to the announce list. We would have
to query one of the admins here. (Answers?) Since announcements are very
rare, in the worst case a review manager could ask an admin to relay the
initial and final posts.

Daryle Walker
Mac, Internet, and Video Game Junkie
darylew AT hotmail DOT com

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