On Wed, Jun 24, 2009 at 12:50:01PM +0200, Carl-Daniel Hailfinger wrote:
Although the list traffic has not yet reached
linux-kernel levels, it is
already too much to read in full. I hope splitting the lists will allow
people to concentrate on their personal area of interest and also
encourage more reviews. After all, if you have to read less mails, you
can respond to more of them.
ACK, several other developers have expressed they'd like to split off
flashrom into an extra list.
One issue to solve is how we want to handle flashrom
reports sent to flashrom(a)coreboot.org. Right now they end up on an
unmoderated private list. After the change, they'd get a message that
the list is moderated.
Fine with me. As discussed in the past I think it's crucial that this stuff
is public (and no, I don't give a shit about spam. I also don't think
any users who are willing to send reports will refrain from doing so
just because their email may become public that way).
Maybe there could be a filter like "the mail has to start with [flashrom]
otherwise it'll be moderated" or so? Can this be done with stock mailman?
Those mails would go in unmoderated, all others be moderated.
Anyway, this is no requirement, we can go ahead and make a new list
even without the above setup.
a nice moderation message, possibly mentioning that
for broken flash is available on IRC.
The suggested way forward is outlined below:
1. Register #flashrom on irc.freenode.net
1.5: Document it on the flashrom page and on coreboot.org/IRC
2. Invite parties interested in flashrom to join
3. Pre-Announce the mailing list split with the following text:
"coreboot(a)coreboot.org will be split in two lists. flashrom(a)coreboot.org
is where flashrom development and usage will be discussed.
coreboot(a)coreboot.org will carry all traffic not related to flashrom.
coreboot(a)coreboot.org list members will be subscribed automatically to
flashrom(a)coreboot.org. If you are only interested in either coreboot or
flashrom, feel free to unsubscribe from either list once the split is done."
Looks good. Moving over all current subscribers is very important IMO.
Everyone is of course free to unsubscribe if wanted.