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On 17-06-2010 12:17, Ciaran McCreesh wrote:
> On Thu, 17 Jun 2010 12:08:05 +0200
> Angelo Arrifano <email@example.com> wrote:
I had some text written here. Why did you just remove it like this? Next
time, please write some kind of marker "(...)" to tell you did crop some
>> That choice can be to join the Gentoo community, or leave it.
> The choice can be to use Gentoo, or not use Gentoo.
> If using Gentoo means being required to use bugzilla, the mailing
> lists, forums and IRC, then Gentoo has huge scalability problems.
I believe using Gentoo means reading the handbook, read forums, bugs and
learn from them.. That's what I felt when I read the Gentoo philosophy
for the first time.
> Providing one on one support takes an awful lot of manpower; the goal
> should be to improve the distribution so that most people don't
> encounter many bugs and can get all the support they need from the
Are we trying to make Gentoo some kind of ubuntu?
> Thus things like GLEP 42 news items: they're a way of avoiding having
> thousands of users running to get support because they don't know what
> to do when a large change happens. If you think the community's the
> important part, you'd do the opposite: you'd not provide upfront
> instructions, and would instead see big changes as an opportunity to
> persuade more users to participate in the community by trying to help
> each other.
PS: I'm exceeding my email bulk-reply quotas for today. I don't want to
flood the mailing list so I'll step back and leave other people express