[Rd] Gmane for list?

Gabor Grothendieck ggrothendieck at myway.com
Tue May 11 12:57:30 CEST 2004

For me, the main advantage of gmane would be able to post
from it.   If I post from myway the message does not get
threaded properly but if I post from gmane (using the http
interface since I am not always on the same computer) it
works properly.

Thus I would greatly prefer two way.

Note that r-help is currently two way and it seems to
work fine.

(By the way, the gmane http interface has one very annoying
misfeature.   If you attempt to post an R console display where lines
begin with > it complains about top posting and refuses to
send your post.)

Date:   Tue, 11 May 2004 09:03:14 +0200 
From:   Martin Maechler <maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch>
To:   Peter Dalgaard <p.dalgaard at biostat.ku.dk> 
Cc:   Webb Sprague <wwsprague at ucdavis.edu>, <r-devel at stat.math.ethz.ch> 
Subject:   Re: [Rd] Gmane for list? 

>>>>> "PD" == Peter Dalgaard <p.dalgaard at biostat.ku.dk>
>>>>> on 10 May 2004 20:43:32 +0200 writes:

PD> Webb Sprague <wwsprague at ucdavis.edu> writes:
>> Hi all,
>> I was wondering if I might subscribe this list to
>> gmane.org, so I (and everyone else) might view and search
>> in with a newsreader?

PD> This has already happened with R-help (aka
PD> gmane.comp.lang.r.general), without anyone asking (or
PD> getting...) permission, 

not quite: I (as list maintainer) *had* been asked before it
happened -- and I had mentioned it as RFC to the R core mailing list.

PD> and seemingly with no ill effects. So I suggest that you
PD> wait a short while and go ahead if nobody yells out.

yes. As I had told the person who initiated the R-help -> Gmane 
I think I'd very much want the mailing list -> News gateway to
be "ONE WAY" only {and this is an option with gmane}.
Because mail filtering has become quite a delicate (and somewhat
complex) procedure to maintain, I'd rather not have to deal with
mail coming from a news gateway as well, where mail headers may
(or may not) have been pre-processed by the forwarding software.

Yes, please feel free to go ahead!
Martin Maechler

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