[Scons-users] It appears that StackOverflow is the new wiki…

Dirk Bächle tshortik at gmx.de
Mon Jan 12 14:14:19 EST 2015

On 12.01.2015 14:22, Gary Oberbrunner wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 12, 2015 at 7:09 AM, Russel Winder <russel at winder.org.uk <mailto:russel at winder.org.uk>> wrote:
>     … for every project under the sun, i.e. people seem now to assume all
>     projects use StackOverflow for their user support! Should we be
>     spending more time ensuring StackOverflow pieves tagged with scons get
>     an answer?
>     cf.
>     https://stackoverflow.com/questions/27866811/overriding-scons-cache-copy-function
> I get notifications for scons-tagged questions, but usually by the time I get over there to see what's up, someone (often Dirk!) has
> already answered. :-)


well I'm subscribed to the RSS feed too, and it seems to be a time zone thing...I just happen to catch a lot of questions in the 
morning (local time). If you need a boost for your points just say so, and I'll keep my fingers quiet for a while. ;)

There are also others like Bill, and some users directly on SO, catching a lot of the basic stuff. And that's okay...we should try 
to continue with that. I always try to place as many links/references to the UserGuide/Wiki/ML in my answers. I think that every 
place on the Internet that mentions SCons or points to it is worth a little effort.

However, for the link above I intentionally didn't answer. I'd like to suggest that we really try to direct these kind of in-depth 
discussions to our User/Developer MLs. Trying to figure out what the user really wants, and finding a solution, has an added value 
to it in my opinion. So I'd like to have this thread in our own archives...and not on SO.
If there is no answer yet, we could leave a comment saying (fig.): "This requires an in-depth discussion, please come to our mailing 
list...where all the experts are."



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