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Re: debian-exim mailing list?

On Sun, May 25, 2003 at 11:53:31PM +0200, Marc Haber wrote:
> On Sun, 25 May 2003 23:03:36 +0200, Josip Rodin <joy@srce.hr> wrote:
> >I'm perplexed about the mailing list request about Exim.
> >On one hand, exim is an important package, and there are already ample
> >precedents like debian-apache, debian-ssh and debian-tetex-maint;
> >but on the other hand, there's alioth.debian.org which allows for easier
> >creation and maintenance of per-package mailing lists.
> Please note that the mailing list request was filed months ago - well
> before alioth went into service - and that your e-mail is the first
> reaction to the bug report filed. We actually discussed on the
> internal exim mailing list whether to move the existing mailing list
> to alioth and decided against doing so for lack of a web archive.
> Anyway, the major work on exim 4 packaging is done, the mailing list
> we used because we didn't hear a single word of reaction to bug
> #166357 has seen about 900 messages in four months. I seriously doubt
> that a debian-exim mailing list is needed any more after the major
> packaging effort has been almost completely finished.
> If Debian would like to offer mailing lists for internal projects,
> response time to requests needs to be MUCH faster. At the current
> state of affairs, the time spent with writing the request has been a
> total waste.

Well, you could have used the bugreport as interim mailing list :)))


Sven Luther

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