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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-09-08 09:06:41

Daryle Walker <darylew_at_[hidden]> writes:

> 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.

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