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Re: HOWTO announce ITP

On Mon, Jan 29, 2001 at 12:00:44PM +0000, Julian Gilbey wrote:
> > > To announce an ITP, please send a mail to submit@bugs.debian.org
> > > against the wnpp package with Severity: wishlist and subject line
> > > "ITP: packagename".
> > > 
> > > DON'T send it to -devel directly; the BTS will forward it there
> > > *after* the ITP has been given a bug number.  (This means that
> > > discussions about an ITP will be recorded in the BTS, where people
> > > would expect them to be.)
> > 
> > Er, no, the BTS will not forward it automatically to -devel, but to wnpp@d.o
> > list. Unless someone has implemented it while I wasn't looking...
> > 
> > You need to put `X-Debbugs-Cc: debian-devel@lists.debian.org' header (real
> > header, not pseudo like Package) in order for the BTS to CC: the mail (with
> > the bug number in the subject line) to -devel list.
> Aargh!  That's daft!  Just more ways for people to make mistakes.

The WNPP list is supposed to replace searching -devel archives completely;
CC:ing (one way or another) to -devel is only recommended because there's no
other public place to discuss new packages. However, read below.

> Please could we modify the wnpp@debian.org alias in master:/etc/alias
> to forward also to -devel?  If this is agreed, I'll forward this
> message to debian-admin.

But then all the other messages (the usual bug junk) would clutter up
-devel. And we all know that -devel doesn't need any more needless traffic...

There will be a new list created, debian-wnpp@lists.d.o, and it will replace
wnpp@d.o address. That way everyone who wishes to see ITPs and all can
subscribe to that list.

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