weasel at beyondnormal.org
Wed Jul 14 08:35:38 PDT 2004
On Tue, 2004-07-13 at 21:17 -0400, Steve Prior wrote:
> Nathan Coulson wrote:
> > Speaking in defense of IRC, the bootscripts have alot to be thankful for
> > on the work of the people who usually reside in the #be-lfs channel. [if
> > I want to get something done, it seems someone there knows how to do that,
> > sometimes even people willing to help me test things out]. It is a
> > powerful user base. (Especially conversations that require many back and
> > forth communication to get a sense on what should be done).
> > When I have done some work on a major project like that, I attempt to
> > notify lfs-dev on the changes and get some wider feedback.
> I'm mostly a lurker on LFS (my main server is running LFS 4.1), but can
> say that I don't have anything against IRC as a technology and know that
> it makes rapid conversations easier, it's just that it doesn't have a log
> so nobody can look after the conversation has taken place to read how the
> decision was made and what the tradeoffs were. Of course I realize that an
> IRC log would be tedious reading, but keeping one might resolve a lot of
> objections to it.
A lot of people keep logs, but honestly is it really _that_ difficult to
ask if there is something that you don't completely understand the logic
"Nothing is fool-proof to a sufficiently talented fool."
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