Re: Updating the Maintainer field in preparation for Alioth's shutdown?
On Fri, 16 Feb 2018 14:10:30 +0100, Raphael Hertzog wrote:
> On Fri, 19 Jan 2018, Jeremy Bicha wrote:
>> 3. If a team manages to get a lists.debian.org address, it's
>> recommended that they switch the Maintainer fields in their packages
>> from the Alioth list address to that address, right?
> It depends on your choice. But I would not recommend this. I would
> largely prefer if teams relied on tracker.debian.org to get all the
> automated mails, that way lists on lists.debian.org contain only generic
One problem with this solution is that the usual way to reach out to
the maintainer is via the mail listed in the Maintainer field. Suppose we
have the firstname.lastname@example.org list for discussion, and we started
using email@example.com as Maintainer: address. How is a
random user supposed to find firstname.lastname@example.org ?
 Even if we assume the tracker gains the ability to forward mails to
the team members.