On Mar 2, 2007, at 4:06 PM, Ryan Davis wrote:

>
> On Mar 2, 2007, at 1:11 PM, Mark Volkmann wrote:
>
>> I'll admit to why I did this. It's probably the reason you would  
>> guess. I was perhaps being a little lazy. It's cumbersome to have  
>> to sign up for the mailing list of every Ruby library if you don't  
>> anticipate needing to use them very much. I just wanted to try out  
>> RubyInline. I was hoping that I could get a quick answer without  
>> having to signup for another mailing list, post there, wait for an  
>> answer, and unsubscribe. I thought I could sneak that through  
>> since there was an announcement about RubyInline on this list. I  
>> understand your concern though, so I'll sign up and ask my  
>> question on that list.
>
> Filing a bug != subscribe to mailing list.
>
> My whole point was that mailing lists are fleeting and not even  
> remotely guaranteed to be tracked over time. That is why we have  
> bug dbs in the first place.

I understand that, but I didn't initially think I was reporting a  
bug. I just thought I wasn't installing it or using it correctly. In  
that case I would have to subscribe to the mailing list.