It's a fine question about whether p2
should have a newsgroup, but I believe the appearance of a p2 newsgroup
was a bug in our project metadata on the portal. There is no p2-dev newsgroup...
if you try to subscribe using an NNTP client like Thunderbird it won't
find it. I fixed up the metadata in the portal but I'm not sure how long
this will take to propagate to the forum software.
As for whether p2 should have a separate
forum/newsgroup, I don't particularly care either way. There is some discussion
in bug 284281 about having sub-forums, which would make sense for p2 I
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[p2-dev] p2 vs. equinox newsgroups?
This may have been discussed before, but the times they are a changing...
I was reading about the FUDForum front end for Eclipse newsgroups  and
decided to give it a testdrive .
While looking at the forums listed underneath Eclipse Projects, I noticed
"P2 dev." I had forgotten that p2 had its own newsgroup (it is
empty). We may have said in the past that it wasn't worth using until we
had a larger user base, more questions, etc. Up to now, we've been using
the equinox newsgroup.
So should we revisit the question of having our own newsgroup and start
redirecting p2-dev user questions and equinox news questions to a p2 newsgroup?
Either way, we probably want to change the way things are now. If we use
the newsgroup, we should probably just call it "p2" (without
the "dev"). If we don't want the newsgroup, we should probably
get it deleted, as it's definitely more visible in the new "community
forum" front end.
My opinion would be to use the newsgroup, but I may be a minority case.
Currently I find myself participating very sporadically in the equinox
newsgroup. Partly because I don't use Thunderbird for anything else and
am not disciplined about checking for questions I can answer, but also
partly because the scope of the newsgroup is so general. My first excuse
is going to go away, but I still think I'd be more active in answering
p2 user questions if the newsgroup were more targeted.
With the new front end, we may see more users participating in the newsgroups
overall so it seemed worth bringing up...