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

On Wed, Jul 22, 2015 at 05:38:17PM +0200, Wouter Verhelst wrote:
>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?

Is there much point to that? I've not heard anybody at all speak up in
favour of the existing behaviour. If anybody does use try to use it
that way in future, the new list will most likely be the best place
for their mail to go...

Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK.                                steve@einval.com
"I used to be the first kid on the block wanting a cranial implant,
 now I want to be the first with a cranial firewall. " -- Charlie Stross

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