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Google Group as mailing list? - thelusiv - 10-24-2006

Well we don't have mailing lists currently but some people have mentioned over time that they'd like a mailing list to discuss development issues (most saying they don't like forums). This is understandable in some respects but we have no way of running our own mailing list except through SourceForge (whose mailing list setup, some feel, is less than adequate). Today I had the idea of starting a Google Group, it would be external to our site but that would be fine by me since I won't have to maintain the software myself. Smile What do you guys think?

If not for development, we could also set up such a group just for announcements (new releases, etc.). I'd like to keep end-user support and bug reports to these forums and IRC however. If anyone is greatly in support of using google groups in some way or other, feel free to voice your opinion for it...

- Land Monster - 10-24-2006

Yeah google group would be cool

Id feel special too because I'd be part of another group Tongue

Then again im not a developer :?

- matthew_i - 10-24-2006

Sad I don't really like that idea, I would promote sourceforge over google groups, just because it is more associated with the project.

- cotharyus - 10-24-2006

I'm pretty new to the game but poking around. I do think a mailing list would be a Good Thing, I looked for one while I was initially trouble shooting things here, but obviously there was not one to be found. I'm on at least one group list that uses source forge, and it's not that bad, or doesn't seem to be. At the same time there are some strange aspects of Google Groups. Either way you go, I'd like to see it happen.

- thelusiv - 10-26-2006

OK, based on some of the responses here, I've decided to set up a SourceForge mailing list for developers and packagers. I'll post the details here when it's set up and ready. If we decide later that SF's mailing lists aren't enough for some reason, we can always switch...but we can use them for now.

It is pretty likely that most of the serious development discussion will move to the mailing list. I'll still try to occasionally post updates on what's new and what's coming up here on the forums.

- thelusiv - 10-26-2006

OK the page to sign up for the mailing list is here: