[CM] Creating a chatty email list for S7 users?

Iain Duncan iainduncanlists at gmail.com
Tue Jul 28 08:57:04 PDT 2020

I'm glad there is interest. I would respectfully disagree on the archive
privacy. I have found mailing list archives really helpful for finding out
about the health of projects, and the archive being public would help
people find out that S7 is alive and well. But I can see both sides of that.

As to venue, I guess we can think on this. Christos, I'll take a look at
the discourse and Github options. I think the main things I'm looking for
is an easy way for people to browse past conversations and search for them,
and an easy way for people to be subscribed to topics of interest but
ignore others. The Max forum has been really helpful for me over and over
again in that regard. I have seen one project move to github discussions,
but don't know how well it's working for them.

I could see github discussions being very helpful for raising profile of
activity. But I think that would benefit from us moving the "official
mirror" (Woody!) to a github org that is CCRMA or S7 or something to ensure
people know they are in the right place.

In other news, I got accepted into the Master's in Music Tech at UVic, so
for the next 4 years or so I will be able to dedicate a fair bit of time to
S7, that's exciting.

thanks all

On Mon, Jul 27, 2020 at 10:58 AM Christos Vagias <chris.actondev at gmail.com>

> Hi Iaian, everyone,
> Making the archive public will provide some ways for searching I suppose.
> So that leaves us with the community/chat/forum.
> A nice option seems to be *discourse* which provides a forum-like
> functionality.
> It's paid but
> - it's open source, so it can be self-hosted
> - has a plan for free hosting for open-source projects (they do have
> restrictions though:
> https://blog.discourse.org/2018/11/free-hosting-for-open-source-v2/ )
> Another solution would be "GitHub Discussions". But I guess that would be
> viable if  S7 gets an official repo in github
> (any about this? ccrma does have its own github organization)
> Github discussions though is something really new, haven't seen it in
> action in any project & haven't ever used it.
> Christos
> On Mon, 27 Jul 2020 at 19:41, Woody Douglass <
> wdouglass at carnegierobotics.com> wrote:
>> For the record, I thought it was strange that the archive is private, but
>> didn't question it. I think the archive should be public.
>> -Woody
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>> *Subject:* Re: [CM] Creating a chatty email list for S7 users?
>> Sounds like a good idea to me, but I don't think
>> mailman (ccrma's choice) is ideal.  As you say it's
>> not searchable (I actually wasted some time recently
>> on this).  While doing that I was surprised to see
>> that cmdist has the "private archive" bit set, which
>> I think means that only list members can read the archive;
>> all this time I thought it was publicly readable.
>> I wonder if it this should be changed?
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