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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Re: Move of input drivers, some word needed from you
Mike Galbraith wrote:
> On Mon, 21 Aug 2000, Mike A. Harris wrote:
> > Was it entirely necessary to post an 800k patch to 2 mailing
> > lists of which I'm on both? It could have at least been gzipped,
> > or better yet put on a web site with a URL. With an address like
> >, I would assume you'd have a good idea of technical
> > know how and such. I'm assuming thus that it was an
> > accident. So please just be more careful in the future. Large
> > patches should generally never get posted to lists. Those that
> > want them will go get them from the web somewhere or FTP.
> Wrong.. patches should be posted/digested by list recipients. If
> subscribers can't be bothered to read patches, they should reconsider
> their initial application for acceptance to this list. I'll happily
> de-uuencode gunzip and whatever, but I _don't like_ to have to chase
> it down to see it. Please post patches.. _not_ URL's.

I'd wager most people on this list do not have broadband access to the
internet. Downloading large attachments takes time and in some cases
(especially for people outside the US) money. The normal traffic on
this list is large enough already without large attachments. If someone
is interested enough in a patch they will download it from a URL.


Brian Gerst
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