[linux-dvb] [RFC] Reviewed development procedures DVBMaintainer
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Sat Mar 10 22:13:42 CET 2007
Le 10.03.2007 06:42:16, Mauro Carvalho Chehab a écrit :
> Em Sáb, 2007-03-10 às 14:10 +0400, Manu Abraham escreveu:
> > On 3/10/07, Johannes Stezenbach <js at linuxtv.org> wrote:
> > > Maybe a hint that irc is not an adequate medium
> > > for this kind of discussions?
> > There is nothing wrong with IRC as a medium, but since the
> > is faster the rate at which you reach the end state is also faster
> > positive or negative. When there are enough negative arguments it
> > easily leads to an explosive situation.
> As people tend to read/write quickly on IRC, and most of us have
> as the second language, people tend to write things there that are
> easily misunderstood. I've seen this happening lots of the time.
> The chances are that, if you are urging to do something else, but
> received something interesting on IRC, you tend do a quick answer,
> generating a long discussion on what you were meaning and lots of
> > on a ML, there is a significant delay such that this "heat" just
> cools down.
> > but said these negative aspect, there is a positive aspect also,
> > if used properly things can be achieved faster, depending on the
> > people in the discussion.
> Discussions on ML produces better effects, IMO, even sometimes slowing
> down some discussions. The results are more likely to be positive,
> people generally reviews their emails before sending.
> > > - Apparently irc sucks. I believe the mailing list is a much
> > > better medium for this kind of discussions.
> > True
Well not being a dvb developper, but merely just an end-user, but I
have experience in free sofwtare programming, I think that big
technical/architectural/invasive works tend to be better discussed on a
ML and IRC is just the best way to do "remote" debugging, that is just
discuss quickly to find the fix for a bug.
My 2 cents,
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