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Re: [Xen-devel] Improve or change devel mailing-list for improve efficiency and spending less time, is this possible?

CC Lars.

On Mon, Aug 31, 2015 at 03:46:30PM +0200, Fabio Fantoni wrote:
> I saw some discussions about the developer cycle, patch review and how to
> improve.
> Based on what I saw an important thing for improve efficiency and spending
> less time is the way of communication, actual seems only mailing-list/mails.
> It seems to me that currently has some limits and in many cases takes a long
> time for some specific searches,trouble finding patches that need attention
> etc...
> A good solution I think would be a forum specific for developing with these
> features:
> - light even if with many specific features useful for developing and
> compatible with all browser and devices
> - have all as forum discussion that is easier to search, access to all post
> etc... now the search is only via web for month (losing link in different
> months) and with mail (if storing thousands of emails per month)
> - possibility to include group or single users (for example maintainers) to
> a discussion (also notify with mails based on specific destination users
> settings), better that send mails, faster for search, will avoid also
> problem of mails not received, mail address changed etc...
> - good patch "integration", possibility to include/see/download patches, raw
> vision (like the patch sent now with mail with git), add of special tags
> etc... This is probably the more difficult thing to do because need to find
> the best way to manage well the patches, including series and ultimately
> have a better solution to track, review, comment, etc...
> - optionally automatic include maintainer for patch posted, probably after
> loading it on server scanning with a similar to scripts/get_maintainer.pl
> - advanced searching including if is a normal discussion or patch, if the
> user is present on notify list, selection of all tags, for example for
> search in patch that are fix or features, is the discussion/patch is without
> reply or with reply older that specified range (faster search of patch
> without review, or without recent reply), is closed (about patch if merged)
> or not
> I did a fast internet search about without find a similar solution, the only
> near thing is probably forum with some specific extension (if exist).
> There are some solutions with part of these goals but lacking in some
> important, for example github.
> What do you think about this?
> Thanks for any reply and sorry for my bad english.
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