[meta] Re: separate mailing lists for each GTA device?

Helge Hafting helge.hafting at hist.no
Tue Feb 10 11:57:47 CET 2009

Brock wrote:
> On 2009., Ben Wilson wrote:
> | What are your thoughts on it? or other possible solutions.
> Separate lists per-device (and per-distro) has been discussed and
> dismissed previously. The general consensus is to push for topic-aware
> subjects like [GTA01] or [debian].

I agree. There are so many things that are common to all devices.
All fixes, releases, updates and workarounds for software that makes 
generic use of gps, speaker and display - for example.

It'd be sad having to wade through both gta01 list, gta02 list and gta03 
list to find an obscure but nifty speedup trick for enlightenment, just 
because the hacker only subscribe to the list for his own phone.

A new list may be justified if they make a very different device, so 
that there is very little software overlap. Any linux phone with a
display will be able to use most of the same sw though - even if they
change processor architecture and the rest of the hardware. You just 
recompile the apps and they have the same issues still.

Helge Hafting

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