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

On Sat, Mar 27, 2010 at 04:03:06PM +0100, Frank Lin PIAT wrote:
> > 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.

Well, if they use planet.d.o for that, is their problem. Actually, it
might even be what they are looking for: on Planets you get a feeling of
a developer community that you don't get on a development mailing list
and vice-versa. That's not a good reason for not having a Planet in the
first place. At best, it is a reason for the posters to think twice
before posting something, but that's like rule #0 for all bloggers.

> 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.

Still, you seem to be seeing having a planet as an *alternative* to have
some other kind of communication media. It is not alternative: it is a
different communication media with different goals. Let's just avoid
that things get posted only on planet when they are actual announcements
(ah, and BTW, when that happens by mistake, it is often more fruitful to
friendly nag the poster saying «hey, this is interesting stuff for all
of us, I believe it should go to d-d-a too», than by trying to ignite a
specific flame on the topic).


Stefano Zacchiroli -o- PhD in Computer Science \ PostDoc @ Univ. Paris 7
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