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

Tres Seaver tseaver at palladion.com
Thu Mar 28 22:42:06 CET 2013

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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.

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