On Sun, Oct 15, 2006, naPOLeon wrote:
> I'm a ruby-only developer (so no Rails) and I wondered why there is no
> special Rails-Group. One main reason for rubys growing popularity is in
> fact Rails. But if I want to get an answer for a ruby-only-questions, I
> don't want to get those huge amount of Rails-specific topics. And it's
> the same if I'm looking for some poor guys with prolems concerning
> ruby-basics to help.
> The people with questions concerning ruby itself can head for
> comp.lang.ruby and the others with special Rails-problems can discuss
> at comp.lang.ruby.rails
> With more than 4000 members, I think there are enough coders outside to
> fill both of these groups.

Oh but there is!  comp.lang.ruby is actually a gateway to the ruby-talk
mailing list, and messages are mirrored back and forth.  There is a
Rails mailing list as well, and it's on Google groups.

I believe you can access it via NNTP using gmane's gateway, but I'm not
a big usenet fan so I don't know how that all works.

It might be a good idea to set up a new newsgroup and mirror the rails
mailing list.  Can't hurt anyway, so long as the folks responsible for
that list are interested and someone wants to run it.

Ben