Tom Lane wrote:
> Andrew Dunstan <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> > As for remarks about old school unix hackers not liking web interfaces, 
> > I think Tom's recent remarks relating to the 21st century were more than 
> > apposite.
> I don't see a big problem with using a web interface to search for
> information --- they're good at that.  If you're thinking that the
> hackers community is willing to abandon email as a discussion medium
> for a web forum, however, you're going to be sadly disappointed ... and
> I don't see how it would help anyway: a pile of text is a pile of text,
> no matter where it came from.
> The hard part of this problem is finding a convenient way to capture
> status data out of the community's conversations.  I think when you find
> a solution to that, you'll notice that email is not the problem.

And somehow binding threads of email together into bundles.  That is
also something we can't do now.  The only clean fix seems to require
manual work to attach them, and I doubt that is every going to happen

And our email threads wander around quite a bit, with patches, ideas,
and bugs sometimes all thrown in --- see the interval
multiplication/division thread as a good example.  How do you capture

  Bruce Momjian   [EMAIL PROTECTED]

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