[annotator-dev] One Annotator, Several Mailing Lists? [Was: Re: Lost in the "current" Annotator 1.2.9 - looking a "state-of-the-art" plugin]

Ernesto Torresin (ML) ewk-ml at connettivo.net
Wed Jun 25 08:50:06 UTC 2014

The traffic is low, but very heterogeneous. Furthermore, when the list
is named -dev and core developers are available, it is easy to feel
misplaced when asking for help and OT when wishing to help.

Concerning your other message, releases are so infrequent that I really
don't see the need for a ML for them.

But is it easy to get more ML at lists at okfn.org, or are we talking about
nothing? Only an institution backing the Annotator or a fork of it could
host the lists reliably over the years, I think.


On 25/06/2014 10:35, Randall Leeds wrote:
> I don't find the traffic to be too heavy on this list but if we find it
> to be so we could do a -dev -user split, which is common.
> On Jun 25, 2014 1:28 AM, "Ernesto Torresin (ML)" <ewk-ml at connettivo.net
> <mailto:ewk-ml at connettivo.net>> wrote:
>     On 25/06/2014 09:12, Randall Leeds wrote:
>     [...]
>     >> > The master branch has all reworked packaging and build.
>     >>
>     >> I switched back to the v1.2.x branch just because the changes in
>     >> architecture that are worked upon in the master branch were just
>     >> confusing me. Until a 2.x release comes, I'll study v1.2.9. I
>     probably
>     >> just passed by at the wrong time; I want to stay tuned but
>     Annotator is
>     >> not within the scope of my everyday activity, so I can sync with
>     it only
>     >> when I decide to stop doing other things, revise my JS books,
>     rediscover
>     >> the Firebug debugger and dive into your code.
>     >>
>     >> Thank you
>     >>
>     >
>     > Thanks for your patience!
>     >
>     Hey, why live in a valley of tears? I hope that "patience" won't be
>     recorded with dependencies in the package.json :-D !
>     I am using this list because I am not aware of any other ML dedicated to
>     the Annotator. Actually it sounds incorrect to me to use a *-dev mailing
>     list for setup issues like mine, and the ones of several other users
>     here.
>     Actually, this mailing list is set up so that replies are addressed to
>     the original sender by default, and not to the list itself. IMHO this
>     may remove some traffic, but mixes things up. I cannot take the
>     attention of core developers for silly matters. I came with a simple
>     question like "what code should I read?" and I was answered by core
>     developers like Nick and Randall. This is just incredible to me, it is
>     like being helped by Dries Buytaert for setting up your LAMP. Nick,
>     Randall, you deserve more than this... :-))
>     So: I would say that the Annotator has a "core" part, and a "plugins"
>     ecosystem.
>     I *suppose* that it would be possible to split up this list in something
>     like
>             annotator-core-dev
>             annotator-plugins-dev
>             annotator-support
>     Of course I'd then subscribe to "annotator-support" first.
>     I'm writing this mail because I expected to find a lot of discussion
>     about this matter within the >500 messages that I received since I
>     subscribed to this ML, but to my great surprise, I did not.
>     Thank you for reading so far.
>     Ernesto Torresin

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