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

Dennis Coldwell dennis.coldwell at gmail.com
Fri Mar 29 01:19:54 CET 2013

> But whatever, I hate the pointless duplication and just want to kill the

Agree, +1 to merging into one list.

On Thu, Mar 28, 2013 at 4:45 PM, Donald Stufft <donald at stufft.io> wrote:

> On Mar 28, 2013, at 7:28 PM, PJ Eby <pje at telecommunity.com> wrote:
> > On Thu, Mar 28, 2013 at 5:15 PM, Jacob Kaplan-Moss <jacob at jacobian.org>
> wrote:
> >> C'mon, folks, we're arguing about a name. That's about as close to
> >> literal bikeshedding as we could get.
> >
> > I'm not arguing about the *name*.  I just don't see the point in
> > making everybody subscribe to a new list and change their mail filters
> > (and update every book and webpage out there that mentions the
> > distutils-sig), because a few people want to *change* the name -- a
> > change that AFAICT doesn't actually provide any tangible benefit to
> > anybody whatsoever.
> >
> >
> >> How about we just let whoever has the keys make the change in whatever
> way's easiest and most logical for them?
> >
> > Because it's not up to just the person with the keys.  Neither SIG is
> > a mere mailing list, it's a Python special interest group, and SIGs
> > have their own formation and termination processes.
> >
> > In particular, if you're going to start a new SIG, one of the
> > requirements to be met is "in particular, no other SIG nor the general
> > Python newsgroup is already more suitable" (per the Python SIG
> > Creation Guidelines).  It's hard to argue that distutils-sig isn't
> > already more suitable than whatever is being proposed to take its
> > place.
> A requirement for a SIG is also that it has a clear goal and a start and
> end date. distutils-sig's goal is the distutils module. And the "end date"
> requirements seems to be completely ignored anymore so arguing strict
> adherence to the rules seems to be a wash.
> I suggested packaging-sig because discussion jumps back and forth between
> distutils-sig and catalog-sig and neither name nor stated goal really
> reflected what the sig was actually about which was packaging in python in
> general. I also suggested packaging because it matched the other current
> sigs which are generic topics and not about a single module. But whatever,
> I hate the pointless duplication and just want to kill the overlap.
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> Donald Stufft
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