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Re: [Savannah-hackers-public] Re: GNU mailing lists prefixes

From: Sylvain Beucler
Subject: Re: [Savannah-hackers-public] Re: GNU mailing lists prefixes
Date: Mon, 28 Apr 2008 22:42:02 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.17+20080114 (2008-01-14)


bug-, help- and address@hidden can now be created from Savannah.




On Sun, Mar 09, 2008 at 02:38:05PM -0600, Bob Proulx wrote:
> Karl Berry wrote:
> >     I remember seeing a document that recommended using help- info- and
> >     address@hidden for GNU packages mailing lists. I can't find it
> >     anymore (neither 'maintain' nor 'standards'), did that changed?
> > 
> > No, it didn't change.  The bug- thing in the Mail node of maintain.texi.
> > We should add help- there as well.
> > 
> > The other place you've seen it discussed is rms' dubbing message.  I had
> > him change that to recommend the circumlotion of creating PKG-bugs in
> > savannah and making bug-PKG an alias, purely because they can make that
> > list on their own, but they can't make bug-PKG.  It would be great if
> > people could make bug-PKG in savannah.
> Let me also vote to make it possible for users to create their own
> bug-PKG automatically.  I think the critical mass of convention is
> behind bug-PKG and help-PKG and so it would be great if that simply
> happened by default.  If there had been a consistent form from the
> start I don't think it would matter which way that it was but now that
> it has been bug-PKG for so long that is the form I would promote.
> Bob
> > File:,  Node: Mail,  Next: Old Versions,  Prev: Platforms,  
> > Up: Top
> > 
> > 7 Dealing With Mail
> > *******************
> > 
> > Once a program is in use, you will get bug reports for it.  Most GNU
> > programs have their own special lists for sending bug reports.  The
> > advertised bug-reporting email address should always be
> > address@hidden', to help show users that the program is a GNU
> > package, but it is ok to set up that list to forward to another site
> > for further forwarding.  The package distribution should state the name
> > of the bug-reporting list in a prominent place, and ask users to help
> > us by reporting bugs there.

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