Improving Communication

Matt Rogers mattr at
Thu Sep 11 19:18:46 CEST 2008

On Sep 11, 2008, at 12:10 PM, Allen Winter wrote:

> On Tuesday 09 September 2008 17:27:15 Dominik Haumann wrote:
>> On Tuesday 09 September 2008, Allen Winter wrote:
>>> Howdy,
>>> I think we do a terrible job  of keeping the community informed  
>>> about
>>> approaching milestones.
>>> Let's brainstorm about ways we can provide consistent, timely
>>> reminders/nags. The KDE community should except on-time  
>>> notifications in
>>> a known set of channels.
>>> What channels?  Currently we send email to k-c-d and/or k-d mailing
>>> lists. Are these the right channels?  Should we use an RSS feed?   
>>> others?
>> Isn't the most important one missing? kde-cvs-announce. Once there  
>> was a
>> time where all contributors with an svn account were subscribed. I  
>> guess
>> that's still the case? But it's really silent. A perfect place for  
>> those
>> announcements though.
> I tried sending one release announcement to kde-cvs-announce.
> Where it waited in moderation and never saw the light of day.
> We could ask the sysadmins to whitelist a few of the release team  
> members.
> I think I asked about whitelisting my email  address many months  
> ago, but I don't recall
> why that never happened.
> If the sysadmins would give us some ftp space, we could probably setup
> a remote calendar there.  And I think (hope) KOrganizer still works  
> with ftp calendars.
> I asked for ftp space on the KDE servers a few days ago but haven't  
> heard back.

yes, we're quite busy, and not everybody there can do things like set  
up FTP space, etc.

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