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Subject: Re: question about tracker e mails to the list

Re: question about tracker e mails to the list

From: Daniel Stenberg <>
Date: Sun, 22 Jun 2008 12:18:58 +0200 (CEST)

On Sun, 22 Jun 2008, alex wallis wrote:

> I agree that maybe the feature request tracker isn't the best way to handle
> feature requests, However I do like it because it is nice just to be able to
> go through and read everything that has been requested.

Most projects have TODO documents or similar that serve the same purpose. Only
often more filtered and edited to make more sense to the project (and possibly
presented in a nicer way) than the rather "wild" and "crude" list we have in
the feature request tracker.

Changing the tracker would not take away the list, just change the way it is

> also I think that You would probably need to set up a new mailing list for
> feature requests, as I'm sure that neither the dev or rb users list would
> want to be spammed with them.

Ah, but then not a lot would be gained. I _want_ ideas to be rejected and
filtered by devs so that they actually are sane, possible to do and that sort
of things. That requires devs and users to read and comment the idea.

> As a result, i'm just wondering how many people would join such a request
> list?

We already have such a list as all new feature requests get sent to the -sf
list. Well, together with the patches and the bugs of course.

> the advantage of being able to submit a feature request as it stands at the
> moment is, that people can select to only watch particular requests they are
> interested in,

Right, but I want to somehow raise the bar and make it harder to get new
features added to that list. That would make the list a lot more useful to us

Received on 2008-06-22

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