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Re: planet.debian.org is RC buggy (?)


Sorry if we are getting a little bit off-topic, feel free to follow up
on debian-project (I would still be interested by the candidates PoV)

On Sat, 2010-03-27 at 14:49 +0100, Nico Golde wrote:
> Hey,
> * Frank Lin PIAT <fpiat@klabs.be> [2010-03-27 13:44]:
> > [I don't intend to start a flame war, but I do have venom for planets]
> > 
> > planet.d.o has became one of the most visible media for Debian, if not
> > the most visible one. Do you think it is a good thing?
> [...] 
> On what are you basing this assumption?

This is essentially based on my perception (people say "watch
planet.d.o" rather than "watch debian-news@lists.d.o").

As far as the News and Announce are concerned, the subscription are
(Planet was introduced in 2004)

I know Ubuntu was introduced in 2004 too, but it isn't the reason for
debian-news decline because debian-user never stopped growing:

You may consider that this one prove me wrong:

> While I agree that Debian isn't especially visible in any way media
> wise I don't see the relevance of planet when it comes to our users. I
> have no numbers to prove that but

> I doubt that a lot of users are reading planet (why should they..).

IT specialist and corporate consumers want to know what is going on for
the next release.

> As for the rest of your text I have to say (and I also do not intend to start 
> a flame): aren't there more important problems in Debian than our planet?!

I asked precisely because it is a sign.
You have a team when people speak as a team, not as individuals, IMHO.


P.S. No I don't actually want to shut-down planet ;)
     and Yes, I prefer a planet blog rather than nothing.

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