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RE: Status reports?

To: "Jay Carlson" <>, <>
Subject: RE: Status reports?
From: "Eric Watkins" <>
Date: Thu, 29 Jun 2000 09:18:27 -0700
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In-reply-to: <019501bfe1bf$99746b10$0a00000a@decoy>

I agree. I have a friend who lurks on this mailing list and he swears the
port is dead.

Having the only www page the port has have look 2 years old(the SGI one)
looks really bad. People who obtain SGI boxes(like me) and want to do
something linux, have to look really hard before they find anything new.

This port needs some good docs and a good www page badly.

IMHO of course. Nice to see I'm not the only one.

> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> []On Behalf Of Jay Carlson
> Sent: Thursday, June 29, 2000 4:46 AM
> To: Eric Watkins;
> Subject: Re: Status reports?
>  "Eric Watkins" <> writes:
> [...]
> > I know lots of this information gets distributed via IRC but someone
> should
> > let everyone, who's not on IRC all the time, know what's going
> on and what
> > progress is being made.
> IMO this is a serious problem for many open source development projects
> today.  Much of the interaction occurs in IRC or instant message
> chats, and
> not in email.  The people who are participating in the online chats have
> much better coordination, but it ends up excluding a lot of people.  It's
> not just people in the wrong timezone who lose out---projects
> also lose the
> potential effort of people who join the mailing list, see nothing
> going on,
> and don't get a chance to help.  I've found that even casual readers of a
> mailing list can bring insight from other projects to bear on problems.
> Jay

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