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

PJ Eby pje at telecommunity.com
Thu Mar 28 21:32:26 CET 2013

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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