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Re: Time to change the debian-ports "list"?


(haven't seen the original mail, so replying to this one)

On Fri, Jul 17, 2015 at 01:40:20PM +0100, Steve McIntyre wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 11, 2014 at 12:51:29PM +0100, Steve McIntyre wrote:
> >On Wed, Sep 10, 2014 at 07:01:00PM +0000, Thorsten Glaser wrote:
> >>Alexander Wirt dixit:
> >>
> >>>Could you please (technically) summarize what needs to be done from
> >>>listmaster side? 
> >>
> >>1. Remove whatever debian-ports@lists.debian.org is right now
> >>
> >>2. Create a new debian-ports@lists.debian.org mailing list which
> >>   works just like the other regular lists
> >>
> >>3. Announce the new debian-ports@lists.debian.org so that people
> >>   can subscribe to it; document that there is no longer
> >>   an address to reach *all* ports but that people should
> >>   eMail the individual ports’ lists (and cross-post if
> >>   needed, but only to the amount needed), and that the
> >>   new debian-ports@lists.debian.org instead is a mailing list for
> >>   discussion about
> >>   a) debian-ports.org infrastructure
> >>   b) porting Debian in general
> >>   c) questions related to setting up a Debian port,
> >>      including wanna-build, buildd, etc.

That seems like a bad idea to me, tbh. There will be people who won't
notice that the meaning of debian-ports@ has changed, and who will try
to use it with its old meaning.

If there are problems with the current meaning of debian-ports, can't we
just retire the old alias and create a list under a different name?

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