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patch #4125: Help->About Freeciv should mention mailing lists as point of contact

Submitted by:  Marko Lindqvist <cazfi>
Submitted on:  Fri Aug 30 01:58:29 2013  
 
Category: docsPriority: 5 - Normal
Status: DonePrivacy: Public
Assigned to: Jacob Nevins <jtn>Open/Closed: Closed
Planned Release: 2.4.3,2.5.0,2.6.0Contains string changes: None

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Tue Jul 15 08:56:02 2014, SVN revision 25575:

Make project mailing lists the primary point of contact in help (after
the bug tracker).

Requested by Marko Lindqvist (cazfi@gna), who is currently top of the
list :)

See gna patch #4125.

(Browse SVN revision 25575)

Jacob Nevins <jtn>
Project AdministratorIn charge of this item.
Tue Jul 15 08:38:53 2014, SVN revision 25572:

Make project mailing lists the primary point of contact in help (after
the bug tracker).

Requested by Marko Lindqvist (cazfi@gna), who is currently top of the
list :)

See gna patch #4125.

(Browse SVN revision 25572)

Jacob Nevins <jtn>
Project AdministratorIn charge of this item.
Tue Jul 15 08:29:41 2014, SVN revision 25569:

Make project mailing lists the primary point of contact in help (after
the bug tracker).

Requested by Marko Lindqvist (cazfi@gna), who is currently top of the
list :)

See gna patch #4125.

(Browse SVN revision 25569)

Jacob Nevins <jtn>
Project AdministratorIn charge of this item.
Sat Feb 1 10:21:43 2014, comment #2:

> Currently targeted at 2.4.2, but will likely break string
> chill.


So retargeting to 2.4.3.

I agree with the points you make.

Marko Lindqvist <cazfi>
Project Administrator
Sat Jan 25 13:23:36 2014, comment #1:

Currently targeted at 2.4.2, but will likely break string chill.

Can you suggest some text? I assume we want to direct people to -maintainers only for things that need to remain vaguely confidential, like security issues?

(I'm not getting any direct mail of this kind, so it looks like people really do pick the top address on the list. I'm inclined to make that -dev.)

Jacob Nevins <jtn>
Project AdministratorIn charge of this item.
Fri Aug 30 01:58:29 2013, original submission:

Help->About Freeciv says nothing about our mailing lists. The only contact addresses given there are of four current Maintainers and bugtracker. Mine is first, so if someone sends email to just one of us, it's likely me. Anyway, I get non-negligible amount of emails that should go to one of the mailing lists - often to -maintainers, but sometimes all of -dev. Depending on my workload and activity there can be long delay between me receiving the email (giving mental note to myself that I should handle it some day when I do freeciv stuff) and me doing anything about it.
Mailing lists should be listed as point of contact in "About Freeciv", though if -dev is included it should be clearly noted to be public mailing list.

Now, excuse me, I have vague memory of seeing such an email subject line scrolling past week or two ago. I'm off to dig my inbox.

Marko Lindqvist <cazfi>
Project Administrator

 

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    Date Changed By Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced By
    Tue Jul 15 08:57:28 2014jtnStatusReady For Test=>Done
      Open/ClosedOpen=>Closed
    Sun Jul 13 12:07:08 2014jtnAttached File-=>Added trunk-S2_5-S2_4-help-contact-mailing-lists.patch, #21402
      StatusNone=>Ready For Test
      Assigned toNone=>jtn
    Sat Feb 1 10:21:43 2014cazfiPlanned Release2.4.2,2.5.0,2.6.0=>2.4.3,2.5.0,2.6.0
    Thu Jan 2 13:55:17 2014jtnCategoryNone=>docs
      Planned Release=>2.4.2,2.5.0,2.6.0
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