The testing phase

Bart De Pontieu (BDP@MPE.MPE-GARCHING.MPG.DE)
Tue, 29 Nov 1994 14:23:19 +0100 (CET)

Hi Paul, Mike and Walter,

yes, so far you are the only ones subscribed to seesat-l. That's no
surprise I only invited 5 people and neither Bjoern or Kurt Jonckheere
seem to have time for the moment [and Bjoern was a bit confused :-]

I'm still experimenting with some of the options I can install for
seesat-l. This testing will cause some uninteresting mail to be send to
you. If you don't like that, you can always temporarily unsubscribe.

For one thing, I hope all of you did receive a little text after you
subscribed. I know Paul didn't, but I know why and that problem was
solved. I noticed that Walter checked the archive. The archive was set at
2 messages, I've changed that now to hold the 100 most recent messages.

Bjoern's mails to seesat-l (instead of seesat-l-request) are typical, 
it happens to all mailing lists I know. Hmm, I just checked where the
mail ended up and I noticed that you probably don't know what I'm
talking about. Bjoern had sent a subscribe or help notice to the seesat-l
address instead of the seesat-l-request. A common mistake, however the
software is supposed to catch these messages and send them to me, not to
the list. From what I gather, you guys did not receive Bjoern's messages
at all, which is a nice confirmation that the software is pretty pwerful.
Can one of you confirm that he only received Mike and Walter's messages?

In short, seesat-l is still experimenting and I'd like to hear all of your
comments : what you did, what you received,  what you think of the texts
that you received, how big the archive should be, etc...
You can send all of your comments to seesat-l, nobody else is on it yet
anyway and it will stay like that for a few days. 


I'm going to work a little bit on the help-text and the subscribe-text
since I don't think they're OK yet. If everything seems to work fine (
depending on your comments) and depending on the system manager here,
I would start seesat-l fully at the end of this week.

Cheers,
  Bart

PS : always make sure to somehow sign your mails, since seesat-l strips
your mail from the header, as I'm sure you've noticed.