[Mesa-dev] so the development model is working?

Xavier Chantry chantry.xavier at gmail.com
Fri Apr 30 11:26:45 PDT 2010

On Fri, Apr 30, 2010 at 6:42 PM, Corbin Simpson
<mostawesomedude at gmail.com> wrote:
> I think the big problem is the disconnect between VMWare and the rest
> of the developers in terms of communication. We all are on IRC
> extensively but at least Brian, Keith, Jose, and Vinson are not.
> Coincidentally, these are the people I need to talk to when I need to
> talk about Gallium API, and so I have to go send off an email. This is
> kinda frustrating because everybody else that I can think of is on
> IRC, even if only sporadically. A lot of times, I feel like I'm
> working with patchsets tossed over a firewall. :C

I spend a lot of time on IRC and like it a lot, but imo mails also
have many advantages :
- better indexed
- better archived
- usually better written and explained, and provide the context : this
is very important for later reference, either for a late answer, or
just to point out some discussion to someone else
- threaded
- not affected by timezone
- etc..

I was very surprised by how much IRC was used when I discovered the
nouveau/mesa/dri communities :)
Of course IRC is very pleasant and having logs solve the most
important problems above, but not always in an optimal way.
IMO the best would be to make good use of both communication methods,
but what do I know...

Anyway sorry to disturb with this off-topic, /me goes back to sleep.
(btw IRC does not prevent flood/spam/off-topic either ;)).

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