Re: HOWTO announce ITP
In message <20010129180910.B5310@polya>, Julian Gilbey writes:
>On Mon, Jan 29, 2001 at 04:40:03PM +0100, Josip Rodin wrote:
>> There will be a new list created, firstname.lastname@example.org, and it will replace
>> email@example.com address. That way everyone who wishes to see ITPs and all can
>> subscribe to that list.
>Example. I am not normally interested in ITPs. I just happened to
>spot one which caught my eye. I would guess that a lot of ITPs are
>like that. The idea of them going to -devel is, I think, a good one
>in principle. I'd prefer not to have to subscribe to Yet Another List
>for something of only marginal interest.
>But I'm sure others may disagree....
Yes, they will.
Traffic is already high enough on d-devel that anything automated
like that would cause me to unsubscribe (yet again). As it is d-devel
is hardly readable. Postings like that don't belong on this list. IMO
subscribing to debian-wnpp and filtering is a solution for interested
people, whereas dumping automated mails to a crowded list (aka spamming
:) is not an option.
If there are weekly mails or something along those lines (with a
summary of ITPs maybe), those could go to d-devel-announce.