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Re: Shutting down some Hurd mailing lists?

From: olafBuddenhagen
Subject: Re: Shutting down some Hurd mailing lists?
Date: Sat, 24 Oct 2009 09:28:34 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.19 (2009-01-05)


On Tue, Sep 29, 2009 at 09:32:51PM +0200, Thomas Schwinge wrote:

> Which brings us (back?) to another topic: should we shut down some
> Hurd mailing lists?  web-hurd and hurd-devel aren't being used at all;
> help-hurd hardly so; what about l4-hurd?  I'd say:
>   * web-hurd: totally unused, so shut down.  Make the address forward
>   to bug-hurd.


>   * hurd-devel: unused, so shut down.  Forward to bug-hurd. Rationale:
>   discussions amongst developers are held in public (where everyone
>   can participate), they usually originate on bug-hurd or l4-hurd,
>   participating people are kept in CC.


>   * help-hurd: mostly unused, shut down.  Forward to bug-hurd.
>   Rationale: people seeking help about using the Hurd end up on the
>   debian-hurd mailing list in the vast majority of cases, all others
>   can be served on bug-hurd (they are to be CCed when answering, so
>   they need not even be subscribed).

Vehemmently agreed -- in fact, I suggested it myself a while back :-)

>   * l4-hurd: unsed in bursts.  Keep it running.  Rationale: its
>   audience is quite different from the bug-hurd one, as is (at least
>   partly) the area of subjects being discussed.

Hm... I haven't thought about this so far; but now that you bring it up,
I indeed tend to think that this list should be folded in as well. It is
true that the audiences and topics are somewhat different -- but I don't
really think it's a good idea to isolate them like that. In fact, the
separate list is probably a big part of the reason why the ngHurd stuff
always felt/feels like a completely distinct project, which bothered me
all the time...

I think that people interested in ngHurd research can profit from
getting more in touch with the existing Hurd, and vice versa. We even
had discussions duplicated between those lists in the past...

The traffic on either list is not so big as to cause any concerns IMHO.
As nobody is really actively working on any of this NG stuff presently,
I see very little call for an extra list.

(Also note that we folded in the IRC channel long ago...)


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