Re: Shutting down dev.performance
Randell Jesup <rjesup <at> jesup.org>
2011-08-25 17:00:31 GMT
>At the moment dev.performance is a little used list that overlaps with
>dev.platform. Important recent posts made on dev.performance, have been a
>mistake (eg. threads by Messrs. Jesup and Mandelin). So in order to not
>risk further lost threads I propose we shutdown this mailing list and move
>all of the future discussion to dev.platform.
My mistake was cross-posting it to .platform...
>Rob Helmer, the sole regular user of the list doesn't have any objections,
Actually, I do object. The most interesting discussions from my posting
came in .performance, and quite honestly I'd have preferred for all
discussion of it to have been there - I was just worried that perhaps no one
was monitoring it, as I'd been away for a while, and wanted to 'ping'
people in platform to look here. Unfortunately, various people's
newsreaders (or people purposely) sent replies to .platform instead of
honoring the Followups-To. (Thunderbird bug, perhaps?)
m.d.platform is already an over-full group with insufficient breakout
IMHO - it gets overwhelmed occasionally by stuff like B2G. Part of the
problem may be that people have moved away from "traditional"
Bugs aren't a great place for discussion. Newsgroups are (and I'd love
more broken-out specialization); or the modern equivalent to newsgroups
(web forums, though for many uses I prefer newsgroups to web forums, not