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Re: Github notifications->mailing list?

From: Daniel Veditz <dveditz@mozilla.com>
Date: Wed, 8 Nov 2017 15:11:49 -0800
Message-ID: <CADYDTCBUFNO5=DK=HhYba25dDM6AX1d7BVNC+Q8SnW__h96aJw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Wendy Seltzer <wseltzer@w3.org>
Cc: "public-webappsec@w3.org" <public-webappsec@w3.org>
I think I'm subscribed to all of them. Although on rare days there's no
mail, 8-12 mails a day is pretty common and busy days can get 40 individual
mails. Many fewer threads than that, and mail spread out over several days
get lumped into the mail about a single issue, so if you've got a good
threaded mailreader it can be bearable. If you don't, or if people who
aren't on the list are trying to search the mailman archive it will swamp
any other traffic. On the other hand there's not much traffic anymore since
it's mostly in github issues.

I'm torn. A separate list won't help much. It's easy to subscribe in github
if you're interested, and the same people who won't are the same ones who
wouldn't find (or bother with) whatever separate list we set up. If we dump
the traffic in the main list it could swamp any other discussion. On the
other hand there's not much other discussion because it has gone to github

Github issue traffic is a mix of "interesting" issues that need discussion
and resolution, and "trivial" editorial fixes primarily of interest only to
the editors.

Is there a way to mail the list only when an issue is opened? Interested
people would then have a link to the discussion without swamping the list.

-Dan Veditz

On Wed, Nov 8, 2017 at 9:24 AM, Wendy Seltzer <wseltzer@w3.org> wrote:

> Hi WebappSec,
> At the end of yesterday's meeting, we started some conversation about
> how to help participants track WebAppSec work in github.
> W3C's general github tools and practices are described here:
> https://w3c.github.io/
> and WebAppSec's repos are linked from https://github.com/w3c/webappsec
> People can subscribe to repositories for individual notifications, and
> we can also send issue and PR notifications to a mailing list -- either
> the main public-webappsec list (as webauthn does), or a distinct list
> created for that purpose. What are the group's preferences?
> Thanks,
> --Wendy
> --
> Wendy Seltzer -- wseltzer@w3.org +1.617.715.4883 (office)
> Strategy Lead, World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
> https://wendy.seltzer.org/        +1.617.863.0613 (mobile)
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