[MUD-Dev] Re: META: DevMUD, MUD-Dev, and (list) futures

J C Lawrence claw at kanga.nu
Tue Nov 3 22:44:12 New Zealand Daylight Time 1998

On Tue, 3 Nov 1998 13:25:03 -0800 
Jon Leonard<jleonard at divcom.slimy.com> wrote:

> On Mon, Nov 02, 1998 at 10:25:34PM -0800, J C Lawrence wrote:

>> 2) There will (possibly, also undecided) be a DevMUD-Dev list
>> strictly for code-work on DevMUD.  CVS checkin announcements and
>> other DevMUD respository posts will also go here.

> I don't think this needs to be a separate list.  Tagging the
> appropriate posts should be enough for those who really want to
> filter them out.  Does anyone want to be part of a DevMUD discussion
> and _not_ see the evidence of progress?

There are going to be two groups of people associated with DevMUD:
those writing code, and those discussing and talking it.  Per
experience I believe those two groups should have their own "home"
venues such that code work can go on without the noise of those not
directly involved in that code while less rigorous and less structured
design and what-if discussions can continue (potentially with the same
people, on the more general list.  The key is focus.

Note:  The dictator is also going to end up being list owner.

> I'd appreciate using Kanga.Nu as a host for the mailing list, and a
> code mirror.  Unless CVS trees distribute nicely, I have a small
> preference for the primary repository being frost.slimy.com.

<nod> I think you'll find that CVS distribues very nicely (cf *BSD,
Xemacs, ECGS, etc).  I have a couple bits to try and twiddle in the
CVS configs tomorrow (left the docs at work), after which I'll set up
your account.  The server side has a number of interesting
complexities.  The client side is pleasantly simple.

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