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

Donald Stufft donald at stufft.io
Thu Mar 28 22:57:11 CET 2013


On Mar 28, 2013, at 5:42 PM, Tres Seaver <tseaver at palladion.com> wrote:

> Signed PGP part
> On 03/28/2013 04:32 PM, PJ Eby 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.
> 
> Not to mention breaking the gmane.org gateway, and those of us who sip
> the firehose there instead of trying to swallow it via e-mail.
> 
> 
> Tres.
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This problem is inherent no matter what name is picked. GMane will need updated and some messages will need sent to tell people about the new name. No matter what at least one name isn't going to be used anymore.

It's not that big of a deal.

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Donald Stufft
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