Konstantin Ryabitsev <konstantin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > On Tue, Mar 23, 2021 at 09:30:33AM -0700, James Bottomley wrote: > > > I think the bulk of user issues are going to be regressions. Although > > > you may be in a better position to know for sure, but at least for > > > me, wearing my "user" hat, the thing that gets me the most is > > > upgrading to a new kernel and suddenly something that use to work no > > > longer does. And that is the definition of a regression. My test > > > boxes still run old distros (one is running fedora 13). These are the > > > boxes that catch the most issues, and if they do, they are pretty > > > much guaranteed to be a regression. > > > > > > I like the "linux-regressions" mailing list idea. > > > > Can't we use the fancy features of public inbox to get the best of both > > worlds? Have the bug list (or even a collection of lists) but make the > > linux-regressions one a virtual list keying off an imap flag which a > > group of people control. That way anything that is flagged as a > > regression appears in that public inbox. I assume the search can be > > quite wide so we could flag a regression on any list indexed by lore? The lei (local email interface) data model will have "labels"(*) and developers will be able to publish mail with it via static HTML/Atom/JSON feed via cronjob and whatnot. > There's a number of ways we can accomplish this, sure. > > However, this functionality is not in production yet, and I'm not sure which > upcoming public-inbox features we'll be implementing as a public > lore.kernel.org service, > which ones we'll only offer to kernel.org account holders, lei could offer read-write JMAP support; either as a CGI tied to Unix user accounts or some virtual user system. Some fixes I'm currently making to speed up the test suite will also make it more suitable for a largish virtual user system. > and which ones should really be running locally by developers > themselves. lei will be MY dream mail/git tool that fills in the gaps left by other tools; I hope it can make others happy, too :) > So, I don't want to say either yes or no to this one for the fear of > over-promising. I guess this is why I'm not in sales. :) Heh, same here. Once I start using lei to handle all of my mail and there's a data-loss bug, I could conceivably never know about it because the bug reports would be lost... :x  "labels" are "mailboxes" in JMAP-speak; and lei's per-user data model will be tied to JMAP. "keywords" are Maildir/IMAP-system flags (seen/flagged/answered/...). JMAP doesn't allow arbitrary keywords, but does allow arbitrary labels.