[haiku-development] Re: Expressing the purpose of a development mailinglist (was: Re: Attaching attributes to BFile)

  • From: David McPaul <dlmcpaul@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: haiku-development@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 12 Aug 2009 23:23:45 +1000

2009/8/12 Jonas Sundström <jonas@xxxxxxxxxxx>:
> Ryan Leavengood <leavengood@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> 2009/8/11 Jonas Sundström <jonas@xxxxxxxxxxx>:
>> >
>> > I think questions such as these on developing -for- Haiku
>> > rather than -developing Haiku- are better suited on the
>> > general Haiku mailinglist (haiku@xxxxxxxxxxxxx).
>> I don't know, my understanding was that haiku-development
>> was for both purposes, and the general haiku mailing list
>> was for user questions and more generic discussions.
> I suppose I could be wrong. :)
> (Tangent:
> I find it difficult to express the difference between
> working on Haiku itself and working on independent software
> meant to run on Haiku, in a few words, without ambiguity.
> "Working on", "developing for", "developing" all get
> fuzzed by the fact that "Haiku" in our context can be
> interpreted as both project, product and platform.
> E.g. to "develop for Haiku" might be interpreted as
> "working for the project" - i.e. "develop Haiku"
> while the intended meaning was using Haiku in the
> platform sense, independent software development
> targetting the Haiku platform.)

Yep and haiku needs developers so as long as it's a developer type
question instead of a user type question we should not concern
ourselves where they ask it.


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