Re: Mailing list policy
> Actually, a number of people have been chastised for asking
> hamm related question on debian-user )more so early in the
> release cycle than now, I think. I think it was routinely stated that
> debian-user was for user questions, but hamm was a development branch
> and questions shoul be directed to debian-devel.
> As we come closer to a release, hamm is converging towards a
> user release, the distinction has become blurred; nevertheless, we
> can't just asbout face and dress down people for asking questions
> about unstable on debian-devel; at least, not unless we formulate
> some kind of a policy and stick to it.
> I can see people objecting to the public being harangued by
> unstable horror stories after we pudh hamm out of the door, and user
> again being asked to move unstable questions off debian-user.
How about a user mailing list for each release - eg debian-bo, debian-hamm,
(debian-rexx??) with debian-user being a synonym for the current stable
release. People who are interested in using more than one release can
subscribe to more than one list. The welcome message for debian-user could
tell people which list they are actually being subscribed to, and if they
upgrade their system to a new release they can subscribe to the appropriate
list. People who are no longer running a bo system could unsubscribe from
In a similar way debian-unstable could be a synonym for debian-hamm.
TO UNSUBSCRIBE FROM THIS MAILING LIST: e-mail the word "unsubscribe" to
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