Open Source IDE and You

Mike Kerner MikeKerner at
Sun Jun 8 20:15:22 EDT 2014

I would much rather have new email lists than forums.  Yes, some folks are
forums people.  I am not.

On Sun, Jun 8, 2014 at 8:03 PM, Alex Tweedly <alex at> wrote:

> On 09/06/2014 00:31, Richard Gaskin wrote:
>> In broad terms:
>> - Forums as a central working group resource we can use to explore ideas,
>> assemble teams, and manage projects
>>  Can we PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE get the forums mirrored (or gatewayed, or
> whatever the right term is) into e-mail ?
> I find the forums impossibly slow and tedious to check, search and read.
> Maybe I need to do it every day, maybe I need to use some option, or some
> external tool, maybe there is some way to get it to show me only the posts
> I haven't read yet (or highlight them?), or some way to download all new
> posts for off-line browsing, or .....
> But right now, I go to the forum page and all I can see is 60 or 70
> sections, some or all of which might have posts I might or might not have
> read - and it takes an age to go into each one and see if I can remember
> whether or not I've seen everything.
> On the other hand, I read the use-list and the dev-list - each time I go
> into my email, I find a simple, sorted, threaded (if I want) set of new
> postings - I read them (or skip them) and I'm very quickly and easily done.
> And if I am connected to the 'net, they are all downloaded and I can read
> them later even if I'm not connected (which happens often).
> Net result - I read and sometimes/often respond to the email lists, and
> every so often I try the forums for a day or two before giving up in
> frustration.
> Summary - please either gate-way them into an email-based system, or give
> some instructions on how the forums can be made to be user-friendly (which
> may well just be over-coming my ignorance :-)
> Thanks
> -- Alex.
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