[pmwiki-users] Is it time for a pmwiki-devel list?

Neil Herber (nospam) nospam at eton.ca
Fri Oct 27 11:50:20 CDT 2006

On 2006-10-27 Patrick R. Michaud is rumoured to have said:
> Any comments or thoughts on this idea? Yes, in the past I have argued 
> against creating a separate "-devel" list, but that was because I 
> didn't feel we had reached the level where a separate list was 
> warranted. I'm thinking we may have now reached that point.

In the past, I was one of those who argued strongly *against* splitting 
the list. I has always been my experience that a single list exposes me 
to ideas and plans that I would otherwise have missed.

However, I am now forced to agree that many of the posts on the list 
would be quite intimidating to a new user -- one who might get the 
impression that you need to be well versed in PHP to use PmWiki. The 
reason I can be so certain is that I find *myself* intimidated by many 
of the very detailed discussions of PmWiki internals.

Having a -users and a -devel list would be a big help. I would subscribe 
to both and I would always read -users, but I might save -devel posts 
for a rainy day. ;-)

A side note: I have been traveling a lot lately, and I had to install a 
mail filter to move pmwiki-users posts into a separate folder so that my 
web mail in box was not swamped. It was getting difficult to see the 
non-pmwiki emails.

Neil Herber
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