disabled Github issue tracker Arthur A. Gleckler 23 Jul 2016 21:14 UTC
Re: disabled Github issue tracker Jeremy Steward 23 Jul 2016 21:19 UTC

Re: disabled Github issue tracker Jeremy Steward 23 Jul 2016 21:19 UTC

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On 07/23/2016 03:14 PM, Arthur A. Gleckler wrote:
| I've disabled the Github issue tracker for this SRFI. Please report
| all issues to this mailing list instead.
|
| I intend to disable Github issue tracking for all SRFIs, but since
| there are so many, I want to automate that work first using the
| Github API.
|
| Thanks.
|
|
| SRFI Editor
|

Since you have disabled it, is there another way for users who
discover the Github repo to know where to report issues? As an
alternative I would suggest adding something to any README files in
the repository as needed. I imagine something like:

~~~~~~~~
## Issues

Please report all issues to our mailing list at:
[srfi-121@srfi.schemers.org](mailto:srfi-121@srfi.schemers.org)
~~~~~~~~

Many users new to Scheme might see the Github repository and choose to
contribute issues from there, because they may not be aware that the
mailing list is the primary discussion channel. If issues are
disabled, they may try emailing the repository owner, however as the
owner is the "scheme-requests-for-implementation" organization on
Github, there is no address listed. So adding something to the README
could be a good alternative.

I can see this being cumbersome though, as it means every project
would now need at least a basic README.md file just to provide this
information. Alternatively, you could create a CONTRIBUTING or ISSUES
file that fulfills the same purpose in each repository.

In any case, I figured it's not immediately obvious to new users where
to report issues, so maybe something like this _could_ help. Then
again most of us know where http://srfi.schemers.org is anyways so it
might just be extra effort for little gain.

- --
Jeremy Steward

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