New mailing list specifically for embedded PowerPC development

Tom Rini trini at
Fri Sep 24 13:23:00 EST 2004

On Thu, Sep 23, 2004 at 08:22:13PM -0500, Hollis Blanchard wrote:
> I could go either way, but I think I'm leaning towards separate lists.
> On Sep 23, 2004, at 7:31 PM, Brian Waite wrote:
> >I have to agree with Tom. After trying desperatly to keep up in the
> >time of too many lists, I would really like to keep the lists to a
> >minimum. If one archive can be searched for answers, life becomes much
> >easier. It becomes useless to split the lists as everyone on embedded
> >needs to be on dev eventually
> Probably true...
> >and everyone on dev usually ends up on embedded.
> I think this is the difference. Hackers with an iBook don't necessarily 
> know or care about issues in the drivers for this year's new embedded 
> SoC. In fact they probably don't. They probably care about cpufreq, and 
> 3D acceleration, and why their laptop doesn't wake up when it goes to 
> sleep.
> >It also helps head off rat holes where 2 groups on different
> >lists solve the same prolem differently. I vote for one list, but the
> >is just me.
> I think ultimately the problem is that the embedded list ends up 
> generating a *lot* of traffic, and that traffic ends up drowning out 
> non-embedded topics.

Look at the flip side of things.  There's the everything developer
folks, who really need to be on all of the lists, the 'embedded' folks,
and the apple folks.  We used to have linux-pmac, but that kinda evolved :)
If someone suggested we have "linuxppc-dev" and "linuxppc-pmac" I assume
that other folks would complain they have to be on two lists...

Tom Rini
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