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Re: lists.alioth.debian.org WAS moving away from FusionForge on Alioth




On Mon, 15 May 2017, Geert Stappers wrote:

> On Mon, May 15, 2017 at 10:41:09AM +0200, Alexander Wirt wrote:
> > On Mon, 15 May 2017, Jonathan Dowland wrote:
> > > On Mon, May 15, 2017 at 09:13:11AM +0200, Alexander Wirt wrote:
> > > > Nice to have:
> > > (snip)
> > > > - Mailinglists
> > > 
> > > I've always thought it a bit weird, unfortunate (and possibly a historical accident)
> > > that we have lists.debian.org and lists.alioth.debian.org. Could this be an opportunity
> > > to move to one Debian mailing list service?
> > I don't think so (speaking as listmaster and alioth admin). Our lists.d.o is
> > not really suited as a self-service. Where I would be open to the creation of
> > important lists, I am not so happy on the other side about having a few
> > hundred new lists on alioth. 
> > 
> > Our list setup is pretty special and I don't think we will ever be able to
> > move to something else (and there are not many alternatives. Mailman 3 is not
> > really an option).
> 
> What options do we have?
Not much, Mailman, Sympa. Thats more or less all. Everything is either dead
or is not flexible enough. 

> Which requirements are important for the successor of current lists.alioth.d.o?
Collecting all those requirements would be a bunch of work. And we don't plan
to move away from our working list system. It is fine as it is, just not
suited as a public service.

Alex