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

Donald Stufft donald at stufft.io
Thu Mar 28 20:43:07 CET 2013

On Mar 28, 2013, at 3:39 PM, PJ Eby <pje at telecommunity.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Mar 28, 2013 at 3:14 PM, Fred Drake <fred at fdrake.net> wrote:
>> On Thu, Mar 28, 2013 at 2:22 PM, Donald Stufft <donald at stufft.io> wrote:
>>> Is there much point in keeping catalog-sig and distutils-sig separate?
>> No.
>> The last time this was brought up, there were objections, but I don't
>> remember what they were.  I'll let people who think there's a point
>> worry about that.
>>> Not sure if there's some official process for requesting it or not, but
>>> I think we should merge the two lists and just make packaging-sig to
>>> umbrella the entire packaging topics.
>> There is the meta-sig, but the description is out-dated:
>>    http://mail.python.org/mailman/listinfo/meta-sig
>> and the last message in the archives is dated 2011, and sparked no
>> discussion:
>>    http://mail.python.org/pipermail/meta-sig/2011-June.txt
>> +1 on merging the lists.
> 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.

Donald Stufft
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