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

Alex Clark aclark at aclark.net
Fri Mar 29 00:01:45 CET 2013

On 2013-03-28 21:57:11 +0000, Donald Stufft said:

> 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.

FWIW: I am a GMANE-sipper and I'm willing to rejoin a new packaging-sig 
list (as well as register the new list with GMANE if no one else does). 
Seems to me another viable option is to simply turn off catalog-sig and 
distutils-sig (while preserving the archives forever, of course) and 
just start chatting on packaging-sig. Send an email to both lists "Last 
post, please join packaging-sig" and you are done.

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