[linux-dvb] Cross-posting linux-media, linux-dvb etc

Bob Cunningham FlyMyPG at gmail.com
Mon Jan 19 22:46:27 CET 2009

Mauro Carvalho Chehab wrote:
> On Fri, 16 Jan 2009 18:13:26 +0100
> Lars Hanisch <dvb at cinnamon-sage.de> wrote:
>> Mike Isely wrote:
>>> On Fri, 16 Jan 2009, Hans Verkuil wrote:
>>>> On Friday 16 January 2009 15:48:45 Patrick Boettcher wrote:
>>>>> Hi Mauro,
>>>>> Since the creation of linux-media at vger.kernel.org I'm seeing lots of
>>>>> cross-postings between linux-dvb, linux-media and video4linux. This
>>>>> is a little bit annoying if you are subscribed to all of those lists.
>>>>> Worse is, that some people only send requests to linux-media. Like
>>>>> that linux-dvb-only subscribers can't help...
>>>>> Why not closing linux-dvb (and video4linux) and transferring the
>>>>> currently subscribed users to linux-media automatically?
>>>> I agree with Patrick. I suggest a daily automatic posting to linux-dvb 
>>>> and video4linux telling people that on February 1st these lists 
>>>> disappear and that they should use linux-media instead. Then they can 
>>>> be closed down at the end of the month. I definitely wouldn't wait any 
>>>> longer since it is rather messy right now. One month transition period 
>>>> seems reasonable to me.
>>> Amen to that.  I've been telling people to go over to linux-media, but 
>>> old habits are hard to break.  It's time to actually make a clean break 
>>> from the old lists.
>>   +1 from me
>>   Although I'm not an active developer (I'm just an interested user), 
>> reading the lists at the moment is hard...
> Instead of just removing the ML, maybe the better is to change the reply to to
> linux-media and send an autoreply message to the sender.
>> Lars.
> Cheers,
> Mauro

Reasons I'd like to keep both lists going:  

1. My subscription requests to linux-media have yielded nothing.  Anything broken with the approval process?

2. I agree with another poster: I only care about broadcast and cable video, both analog and digital.  I eventually hope to help get my "AnyTV AUTV002 USB ATSC/QAM Tuner Stick" supported by V4L, and then use it in a MythTV system.  I'd prefer a list that focuses on such devices and systems, if possible.  Which seems to match the mission of linux-dvb!

The general issue of multi-posting seems typical of list forking/merging/moving, and should settle down as the intent of each of the lists in the group of lists becomes better established in practice.


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