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Re: [Xen-users] Proposal for a xen-users(/devel?) netiquette

On Thursday 21 September 2006 11:58, Henning Sprang wrote:
> > on "givin' help":
> > > 7)  Use an appropriate list - xen-users for question about usage of
> > > stable versions, xen-devel for reporting and discussing problems with
> > > unstable/testing versions.
> This is not about/against crossposting. It's more about general
> thougtfulness when choosing a list to post to. In some cases it can be
> useful to ask on both lists.

imho, if you post on users you have a problem.
if you have a problem, it can be an "hard" limit by xen code.
if so, only devel can understand it.

(and i AM against cross posting :)

> But I am not sure if your example is good, because I don't see who
> replied from the users list, and who replied from the devel list in
> this thread.

just intresting answers:

> At the first glancem this question seems to be clearly 
> devel, because it's exactly about future xen development. That's not a
> user question, only and mainly developers can say something about
> that.

as you can see, it's not properly a testing/unstable question, cause it is 
already solved.
but, not for stable.
and, last post is a patch. that is for users (use it) and devel (if written 
wrong, or if they want to do it better, or ...)

> I just see sometimes people posting bugreports and troubles with
> testing/unstable to the users list, and think that the developers need
> to know that, not the users in the first place. In the end, users
> using the devel version should read the devel lists, also :)

you are right. and for mtu question i should open a bug in bugzilla.
but in first mail you can read:
Therefore, I propose getting some important rules together for posting
to this list, and publish them at some central point (e.g. at the
subscription page at xensource), so  new people can read it _before_
subscribing. (BTW, I am not sure if the subscription messages contain
such info already, but obviously not everybody reads them).

that is enough for me.
i hope this netiquette will be accepted asap.


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