Pain points in Git's patch flow

Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason avarab at
Wed Apr 21 20:19:18 AEST 2021

On Mon, Apr 19 2021, Eric Wong wrote:

> Son Luong Ngoc <sluongng at> wrote:
>> [...]
>> 3. Isssue with archive:
>> - I don't find the ML archive trivial for new comers.  It took me a bit
>>   of time to realize: 'Oh if I scroll to bottom and find the "Thread 
>>   overview" then I can navigate a mailing thread a lot easier'.
> (I'm the maintainer of public-inbox, the archival software you
> seem to be referring to).
> I'm not sure how to make "Thread overview" easier to find
> without cluttering the display near the top.  Maybe I'll try
> aria labels in the Subject: link...

I'd say the bare-bones style of it is probably jarring to most users
today. I had to check if the site even had any CSS at all.

I.e. I think a more intuitive UI to users today would probably be some
collapsible side-bar on the left of the screen, which would have a
threaded view. The "Archives are clonable" would probably belong in some
"help" tab in such a UI.

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