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Re: For those interested in the Dreamcast
On Mon, 2009-01-12 at 16:54 +0900, Paul Mundt wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 11, 2009 at 07:48:48PM +0000, Adrian McMenamin wrote:
> > Veterans of the Dreamcast development community will recall we used to
> > have a pretty good general mailing list, but it long ago fell into
> > disuse.
> > I know the community is much smaller now than before but it would be
> > good to have a general list, so I have set one up. Please consider
> > subscribing
> > http://transpero.net/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/dreamcastdev
> Please explain how more fragmentation in this area is going to help
> anything. It seems like you are aiming for one mailing list per dreamcast
> Any OS specific stuff needs to go through the port-specific list, and
> architecture specific issues can be cross-posted across those as well.
> The only thing a dreamcast-specific list would be useful for would be
> discussions of native development on bare metal that people don't see a
> good fit for anywhere else. However, even that stuff is likely marginal
> enough at this point that there is no reason to discourage such threads
> from popping up on the OS-specific lists.
> When you are already suffering from lack of activity due to your platform
> being in its death throes, more mailing list fragmentation is definitely
> not the answer.
If you don't want to subscribe that is up to you.
In the meantime this is not further fragmentation but the opposite - an
attempt to (once again) have a single point where cross-OS issues could
As it is the very creation of the list has revealed (to me) that
significant extra pieces of hardware have been reversed by developers
working in other areas.
That's a very positive result as far as I am concerned and will, I hope,
result in a driver for Linux in due course. Perhaps BSD developers will
be similarly interested.
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