Open Source IDE and You

Mike Kerner MikeKerner at roadrunner.com
Mon Jun 9 02:20:14 CEST 2014


also, what's the difference between this forum and the "Extending" group?


On Sun, Jun 8, 2014 at 8:15 PM, Mike Kerner <MikeKerner at roadrunner.com>
wrote:

> 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 tweedly.net> 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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> On the second day, God created the oceans.
> On the third day, God put the animals on hold for a few hours,
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-- 
On the first day, God created the heavens and the Earth
On the second day, God created the oceans.
On the third day, God put the animals on hold for a few hours,
   and did a little diving.
And God said, "This is good."


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