Re: [dwm] Re: New mailing list

From: Anselm R Garbe <>
Date: Wed, 20 May 2009 10:36:33 +0100

2009/5/20 yy <>:
> 2009/5/20 Szabolcs Nagy <>:
>> On 5/20/09, Anselm R Garbe <> wrote:
>>> Let's have hackers@ be some meta list which sends to dwm@ and wmii@,
>>> and those subscribed to hackers will receive dwm@ and wmii@. Those who
>>> are only interested in dwm@ or wmii@ specifically could just stay on
>>> dwm@ resp. wmii@. That should be technically possible.
>> dwm, wmii -> hackers
>> hackers -> dwm, wmii
>> so one sends a mail to dwm@ then it goes to hackers@ then someone
>> replies there and the reply goes to wmii@?
> Maybe I'm being naive, mailing lists are not my strong point. But IMO
> you can send the messages to the people subscribed to hackers with the
> corresponding FROM: field (dwm or wmii). So, if one sends a mail to
> dwm, you recive it as coming from dwm. Since hackers subscribed recive
> mail from both lists, the reply will arrive to dwm and hackers
> subscribers. Only if you specifically send an email to hackers it will
> be received by both lists (and you could, for example, change the TO:
> field when the discussion goes off-topic). Maybe somebody knows if I'm
> right or absolutely wrong.

That's possible, though in reality people will reply to dwm@ or wmii@
and the others won't see it, which is why having one list to keep
track of the discussions is better, where dwm@ and wmii@ are aliases
for the same. In the beginning I'd even go that far to have the commit
logs on that list as well.

Kind regards,
Received on Wed May 20 2009 - 09:36:33 UTC

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