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Re: The cygwin mailing lists are rather archaic and cumbersome aren't they...?
- From: Christopher Faylor <cgf at redhat dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Fri, 7 Feb 2003 15:33:56 -0500
- Subject: Re: The cygwin mailing lists are rather archaic and cumbersome aren't they...?
- References: <006c01c2cedd$6c2a4900$8d17fc3e@stephenf>
- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
On Fri, Feb 07, 2003 at 07:16:31PM -0000, Stephen Ford wrote:
>I was rather surprised at the cumbersome nature of the Cygwin mailing
>lists. There are difficult to manage, and the fact that all mails
>appear in your mailbox, whether related to a post or not is, not what I
>would have expected. The Cygwin environment is very comprehensive, but
>something as simple as a poor support system (and compared with all the
>others I use, this is poor) can restrict interest.
>Sorry to be critical, but I was taken a-back. Is it going to be
>improved by using a newsgroup for example?
A "mailing list" uses "email" for its communication mechanism.
Apparently either you or your email reader lacks the skills to do the
filtering required to put cygwin mailing list traffic into a separate
folder. I'd suggest that you probably should investigate how to do
this. That's how I, and countless other people read the cygwin mailing
list. If you do a google search for the term "mailing list" I think
you'll see that this is a pretty popular method for disseminating
information so getting email software that do this type of filtering for
you and learning how to use it will be beneficial.
I see that the announcement of the gmane cygwin newsgroup has fallen off
the bottom of the main cygwin web page so I can't in good conscience use
my usual "use the web page" rebuke. You can find a link to it on this
page, however: http://cygwin.com/news.html .
I assume that this will satisfy your needs. If it doesn't we'll cheerfully
refund your purchase price.
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