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Creating gcc-newbies mailing list


[ Forgot to CC gcc@ in my initial message, thanks Andrew. ]


I would like to propose the creation a new mailing list:
gcc-newbies@gcc.gnu.org.

The purpose of this list is to attract and help new GCC developers who
might feel lost and intimidated by the more arcane traffic at gcc and
gcc-patches.  In this list, no question regarding GCC development should
be considered offtopic nor treated with "RTFM" responses.

The idea is to give new developers a place where to hang out and ask all
those questions they feel may be too silly for the main list.  GCC has a
reputation for being a difficult environment to work in and new
developers are sometimes driven away by the terseness and/or perceived
hostility in the main lists.

The other goal of gcc-newbies is to provide a list of janitorial and
relatively simple projects that are always floating around and nobody
seems to get to.  The GCC wiki already has a list of such projects, some
of which should be a good start for anyone wanting to join.

Or maybe this is not a good idea, but I have certainly seen some folks
that complain about our less than friendly practices.


Thanks.


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