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Re: Would DF welcome a phpbb forum?

From: talon@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2006 23:58:15 +0100

elekktretterr@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:

> Sorry, but a mailing list might have been a hype of 15 years ago when
> people had a 14.4kbps dialup connection to the internet or even less, but
> today? Sure its easy to open up evolution or mutt and send mails to
> users@, but is this attractive to new users coming over over from Linux
> and *BSD? 

As far as i know linux kernel discussions happen on what? a mailing list. 
And all FreeBSD discussion happen on mailing lists. The Dragonfly lists
are mirrored on nntp, so i cannot see a big problem here.

> The guy that wrote the review of DF 1.4 on Distrowatch was 
> correct when he said that DF is for hardcore geeks, because only geeks
> like us would bother mailing questions to users@ today 

I think the reason was extremely different, the guy complained about a cdrom
which installs a pure console system, without any clear indication of what
to do to install X, and then KDE, Gnome etc.  Presumably the developers are
busy solving important and hard problems at the moment, so being user
friendly is not a big priority. 

Michel Talon

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