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Re: Creating gcc-newbies mailing list
- From: David Daney <ddaney at avtrex dot com>
- To: Diego Novillo <dnovillo at google dot com>
- Cc: gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org
- Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2007 14:37:47 -0700
- Subject: Re: Creating gcc-newbies mailing list
- References: <46A90E7A.firstname.lastname@example.org>
Diego Novillo wrote:
[ Forgot to CC gcc@ in my initial message, thanks Andrew. ]
I would like to propose the creation a new mailing list:
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.
Between gcc@ and gcc-help@ I think we have it pretty much covered. I
have not really seen anyone flamed on gcc@ when they ask newbie type
questions related to GCC development. Also many GCC developers post
responses on gcc-help that I think would be appropriate for gcc@
I don't think adding more lists will simplify the lives of either GCC
developers or those trying to learn about GCC development.
My $0.02 would be to maintain the status quo.