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

I'm in favor of the old design because I think it's important to havw a list which can be used to make announcements about important issues that all porters should be aware of.

It's not really that mails going to debian-ports@ appear that often.

PS: Excuse my quoting style, currently on mobile.


> On Jul 22, 2015, at 7:04 PM, Steve McIntyre <steve@einval.com> wrote:
>> 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
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> now I want to be the first with a cranial firewall. " -- Charlie Stross
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