[swift-evolution] Mailman?

James Campbell james at supmenow.com
Tue Dec 15 09:28:04 CST 2015

+1 for mailing list.

This is what I had to do to contribute to swift.

1. Search for the Swift Repo
2. Navigate to Repo
3. File Issue and wait.
4. Get told I have to discuss in the mailing list.
5. Search for swift website
6. Find page for mailing lists.
7.  figure out which one I'm interested in and click on it.
8. Enter my details.
9. go to my email client and confirm my subscription.
10. remember email address for mailing address.
11. type it into a new email and compose thoughts.
12. send it.
13. after much discussion, if people like it.
14. navigate back to the repo.
15. fork.
16. make changes.
17. open pull request.

Steps if we just did it via github issues:

1. Search for the Swift Repo
2. Navigate to Repo
3. File Issue and wait.
4. after much discussion, if people like it.
5. navigate back to the repo.
6. fork.
7. make changes.
8. open pull request.

I can't see why 17 steps is better for engagement and more people
contributing ?

On Tue, Dec 15, 2015 at 3:06 PM, Robert Schwalbe via swift-evolution <
swift-evolution at swift.org> wrote:

> Mailman is tried and true, but also a bit clunky. Many people might not
>> like participating in these sorts of discussions by email.
>> Has there been any though of using something like Discourse (<
>> http://www.discourse.org/>http://www.discourse.org/) for the Swift
>> mailing lists?
>> Jacob Bandes-Storch
> -1 for not using a mailing list (or +1 FOR using a mailng list).
> Being able to keep a full searchable archive on my own hardware is
> indispensable.
> Big numbers in an inbox do not scare me. I am in full control in
> maintaining the
> archive and what I may not have any interest in today, I may have tomorrow.
> One day, the silos will disappear.
> _______________________________________________
> swift-evolution mailing list
> swift-evolution at swift.org
> https://lists.swift.org/mailman/listinfo/swift-evolution

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