Sending a sensible email. (was: PackageKit need to be more intelligent!)

mike cloaked mike.cloaked at
Thu May 13 16:55:42 UTC 2010

On Thu, May 13, 2010 at 9:30 AM, Richard Hughes <hughsient at> wrote:
> On 12 May 2010 21:58, João Neto <joao.gsneto at> wrote:
>> The system package manager for Fedora to be smarter ...
> This is a general point I'm making, not just about your email in particular.
> There appears to be a trend on this list where a random user just
> posts an inflammatory email with "ACME SOFTWARE IS RUBBISH". Now, if
> the maintainer of that software is scanning the email list, bear in
> mind he (or she) has likely spent a significant amount of time and
> energy getting the software into the state you see it now. They
> probably spend evenings and weekend closing duplicate bugs and fixing
> trivial typos that people notice. If you title an email with such
> rubbish then the maintainer is simply going to ignore it or spam it.
> I'll explain why:

Well said!

mike c

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