[Catalog-sig] [Distutils] Merge catalog-sig and distutils-sig

Richard Jones richard at python.org
Thu Mar 28 22:42:06 CET 2013

I think I'm the only one on the list who probably would have objected
but I'm on both now so whatever :-)


On 29 March 2013 07:32, PJ Eby <pje at telecommunity.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 28, 2013 at 3:43 PM, Donald Stufft <donald at stufft.io> wrote:
>> On Mar 28, 2013, at 3:39 PM, PJ Eby <pje at telecommunity.com> wrote:
>>> Can we do it by just dropping catalog-sig and keeping distutils-sig?
>>> I'm afraid we might lose some important distutils-sig population if
>>> the process involves renaming the list, resubscribing, etc.  I also
>>> *really* don't want to invalidate archive links to the distutils-sig
>>> archive.
>>> All in all, +1 on not having two lists, but I'm really worried about
>>> "breaking" distutils-sig.  We're still going to be talking about
>>> "distribution utilities", after all.
>> Worst case I'm sure subscribers can be transferred and the existing archive kept intact.
> That's a great way to have a bunch of people complaining that they
> never subscribed to packaging-sig, not to mention the part where it
> breaks everyone's mail filters.
> I really don't see any gains for renaming the list.  It's not like we
> can go and scrub the entire internet of references to distutils-sig.
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