>>>>> "RBAK" == Roger B A Klorese <rogerk@QueerNet.ORG> writes:
RBAK> There's a fundamental question being raised here, though: whether
RBAK> Jason is deciding what to put in based on the needs HE sees or based
RBAK> on the needs HIS USERS see
It is extremely important to note that I have never said that I would not
put such a feature in, only that I don't see myself writing the code to do
it. I'd love to have a patch. If someone convinces me that this is
something I need to work on in the short term then if I can find the time
I'll work on it. Right now nobody has even answered some of the more
delicate questions I have asked, like what you count as a subscriber
(i.e. people getting digests), whether you need separate counts of various
I'm finding it much harder to work on this stuff as of late (lots of late
nights at work and something important every weekend), though I have made
some good progress this weekend. I feel I really have to ration my time,
and working on what I still perceive to be "chrome" is not what I think is
a terribly good way to allocate resources when there are important pieces
of functionality left undone.
A couple of folks have fed me some high-quality patches over the past
couple of weeks and I'm happy to give out commit access to the CVS tree if
folks want to work that way.
RBAK> by which I mean not us but the subscribers to his lists.
Well, none of my subscribers have asked for such a thing, but that is
definitely not the criterion I use to decide what I work on. Frankly the
subscribers I have fall into two groups: highly technical, UNIX types or
completely nontechnical folks.