Re: Time to change the debian-ports "list"?
On Wed, 10 Sep 2014, Steve McIntyre wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 05, 2014 at 06:39:10PM +0100, Steve McIntyre wrote:
> >Hi folks,
> >I believe the existing debian-ports setup (as an exploder pointing to
> >all the different port lists) is not working well at all. It's a
> >confusing setup to many people, which leads to lots of cross-list
> >noise that's probably not warranted. Some of the traffic is also
> >clearly meant to be discussing the debian-ports setup itself rather
> >than individual ports, and that's also off-topic for those ports that
> >are in the main archive. So, I propose:
> > * Remove the confusion: turn debian-ports into a separate *normal*
> > mailing list, announce it and let people subscribe to it as they
> > see fit normally. This would be specifically for "discussions about
> > ports.debian.org and architectures hosted there".
> > * Explicitly do *not* add another exploder to replace the old
> > address: instead, *if* we want something to cover this use case,
> > add a new list that interested people can subscribe to. Maybe
> > "debian-cross-ports" or "debian-architectures" or something. Please
> > feel free to suggest a better name! If such a list were to be set
> > up, we could/should encourage existing architecture porters to sign
> > up there too.
> Any dissenting opinions?
> Listmasters - are you happy to change things like I propose?
Could you please (technically) summarize what needs to be done from