>>>>> "WH" == Walt Haas <email@example.com> writes:
[Majordomo can be handled by a single maintainer]
WH> I think that's an empirical question. It places a huge burden on a
That depends. With organization and enough people doing public review of
the patches, the job can be rather easy.
WH> Consider the case of a patch to make something work properly on, say,
WH> an SGI running IRIX 5.3. If, for example, I were the maintainer and
WH> you sent me that patch I would have no way to verify it, or do much of
WH> anything constructive about it, since I don't have access to such a
So? People don't send patches to the maintainer, they send patches to this
list. The patches are picked over by a bunch of people and the good ones
go in. It's simple, as long as there at least three or four knowledgeable
people who will look things over.
The maintainer is not there to personally verify every implication of every
patch, but to provide guidance and actually apply the things and make
WH> The scheme I described, while clearly messy, also seems to me to offer
WH> the hope of leveraging the large number of invoFrom majordomo-workers-owner Fri Nov 15 19:18:34 1996
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I can't remember -- has there been discussion of what to do with
MIME format notes? Majordomo evidently stops because the "parts"
begin with --.
Or maybe this is already in the works...
And yes, I suppose we could tell people to stop using MIME...
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