Parrot Developer Summit, Dec 05 2010: Summary of Action Items

Andrew Whitworth wknight8111 at
Mon Dec 6 18:49:01 UTC 2010

On Mon, Dec 6, 2010 at 1:28 PM, Andy Dougherty <doughera at> wrote:
> I'd encourage people to use the mailing list earlier and more often.
> Blogs and mailing lists likely reach somewhat different audiences, so both
> are good.  However, the mailing list is reliably archived, so I wonder if
> it would be useful if design disuccsions happened there.  I can search
> design discussions that happened on the mailing list 10 years ago.  Are
> blog posts archived with the same degree of long-term stability?  Or do
> people think that doesn't matter?

The idea that some people are having with respect to blog posts is
that they represent a kind of opinion piece. You take the time to
write down a raw idea elsewhere, refine it, and bring it to parrot-dev
when it's ready for a general developer audience. Nothing "binding"
happens in an external location like a blog, in the sense that you
can't really bring something up to a meaningful vote elsewhere. An
idea that isn't eventually posted to parrot-dev or trac or #ps is just
an idle idea.

The benefits of the mailing list (wide developer audience, faithful
long-term logs) are numerous and should not be ignored.

--Andrew Whitworth

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