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From "William A. Rowe Jr." <>
Subject Re: No dev-, user- lists for small podlings (was: Re: [PROPOSAL] Kitty to Enter the Incubator)
Date Tue, 14 Sep 2010 18:27:17 GMT
On 9/10/2010 11:25 PM, Justin Erenkrantz wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 9, 2010 at 12:20 PM, Greg Stein <> wrote:
>> For reference:
>> * Subversion created its dev list in April 2000.
>> * The user list was created in July 2003. 238 messages were posted that month.
>> As you can see, we waited a very long time before sending users to
>> their own list. Our dev list was very heavily trafficked by our users.
>> It kept the larger community together until the point where they could
>> safely work on their own.
> I think my post at the time gives light as to why we waited so long
> and why I felt it was time for the user list to be created:
> BTW, those 238 messages in July all came in 10 days...  =P  -- justin

Training users to actually move to the users@ list in 10 days in and of itself
is pretty amazing :)

Agreed that this is not appropriate for the typical incubator project, both
my own mod_aspdotnet podling and those such as stdcxx or lokahi would have
done better on just one [public] list.

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