[Mageia-discuss] Forum or mailing list

Wolfgang Bornath molch.b at googlemail.com
Thu Jun 9 22:56:52 CEST 2011

2011/6/9 David W. Hodgins <davidwhodgins at gmail.com>:
> On Thu, 09 Jun 2011 14:59:00 -0400, Renaud (Ron) Olgiati
> <renaud at olgiati-in-paraguay.org> wrote:
>> On Thursday 09 Jun 2011 13:09 my mailbox was graced by a message from
>> nicolas
>> vigier who wrote:
>>> They can use gmane :
>>> http://news.gmane.org/gmane.linux.mageia.devel
>> Is that a web interface, or a POP3 delivery ?
> That's a web interface.  There is also an nntp interface, so
> you can use any usenet newsreader.

To be fair:
My personal experiences with the gateway tux99 set up were without problems.
My personal experiences with gmane were next to useless, very slow
(sometimes I read 3 or 4 replies in the list before the initial mail
was offered in Gmane, sometimes mails were missing in the middle of a
thread (tested it with the very lively mageia-discuss during the first
4 weeks last September/October).

The problem with both: they are one-way streets. Forum users can read
all mailing lists in the gateway but mailing list users only see what
forum users posted in the mailing list forums, not what they posted in
the rest of the board.

As somebody wrote, web forums are slow. That depends. If you set them
right in your profile you would be surprised! Turn off avatars and
signatures, turn off display of included graphics. This way the forum
runs with a reasonable speed on my smartphone with a very low
bandwidth (down to 64KBit/s - ISDN speed).


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