Yes, it is not an easy decision without knowing the what activity level
to expect. If there are not enough people active on the mailing list, it
reduces the value to the participants since their questions will not be
answered quickly. So specialized mailing lists are necessarily the right
answer. A separate codebase has significant disadvantages - if you want
to find matching versions of IronRuby or IronPython to see how they use
the DLR, you will have a hard time.
Do start using the IronRuby or IronPython mailing lists for DLR
questions. If the volume of DLR-specific questions goes up, that will
make it easier to decide to create a separate mailing list.
From: [email protected]
[mailto:[email protected]] On Behalf Of Slavo F.
Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2008 5:21 AM
To: [email protected]
Subject: Re: [Ironruby-core] DLR - where is the community?
i was thinking about same (“where to ask DLR specific questions”) few
days ago while reading DLR articles on Tomas R.'s weblog (btw,
thanks for good articles, Tomas… )
maybe it would be a good idea have separate DLR mailing list or forum
(for DLR specific language agnostic questions). But i am afraid that
this is a same sort of decision as if there should be separate codebase
for DLR or not.
I would prefer separate mailing lists and separate codebase, but I
understand that it is not easy decision.
On Thu, Feb 28, 2008 at 2:04 PM, Sanghyeon S.
<[email protected]mailto:[email protected]> wrote:
2008/2/28, Ales S.
<[email protected]mailto:[email protected]>:
DLR is nice, but what is still missing is “community”. I think there is
plenty of people trying DLR, but there is no good source for information
except some blogs. What I am really missing is some community forum,
where all the developers can look for solutions and discuss their
problems. Now it looks those people are spread over the Internet and
there is no place for discussion yet … or maybe I am wrong and I just
didn’t find it.
Eh, this list is a such forum? And IronPython list.
Anyway if there is not such place, would be possible to make at least
category on MSDN forums for DLR?
I much prefer mailing lists to forums.