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(Besides, the kids these days don't seem to understand email; if it isn't a web forum they can't use it!)
Posted Mar 6, 2012 19:34 UTC (Tue) by artem (subscriber, #51262)
Posted Mar 7, 2012 0:32 UTC (Wed) by mathstuf (subscriber, #69389)
Though I now see that gmane has an option to indicate that the list is from Google, that may be an option. It can't, unfortunately, work for private lists.
Posted Mar 7, 2012 18:01 UTC (Wed) by jwakely (subscriber, #60262)
If you don't even want a mailing list or anything like it then the fact you can create a google group is not helpful, especially if you'd have to moderate it or let it drown in spam.
If you want to do a code dump somewhere public then GitHub is a reasonable choice. Yes, "social coding" may make you cringe, and it might be full of brogrammers commenting for the lulz, but its UI is far superior to e.g. SF.net, Google Code or Gitorious (I haven't tried Bitbucket because I don't much like Confluence or Jira, they're inferior proprietary copies of decent software.)
Don't get me wrong, I'm not a GitHub fanboy, almost all my FOSS work is done on mailing lists and I'd prefer to see Gitorious improve to the point where it matches or exceeds GitHub's features and ease of use. I'm just trying to respond to "What's wrong with sending pull requests to e-mail list?" as you seem reluctant to accept that might not be the best choice for everyone.
Posted Mar 7, 2012 19:32 UTC (Wed) by artem (subscriber, #51262)
"social coding" does not make me cringe - what seems odd is that people tend to substitute activities on github (or any other "social" site) for real actual social coding (or life).
Posted Mar 7, 2012 21:00 UTC (Wed) by clint (subscriber, #7076)
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