Re: Alioth: the future of mailing lists
- Date: Sun, 17 Sep 2017 17:38:55 +0200
- From: Andreas Metzler <ametzler@xxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Alioth: the future of mailing lists
On 2017-09-17 Alexander Wirt <formorer@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> - Distribution lists for use in the Maintainer: field. We suggest
> that, with maybe some extra code, this use-case could be well served
> by the tracker.debian.org service for almost all purposes. For
> larger teams, such as the Debian Perl Group, a list on lists.debian.org
> might be another option.
> Proposed Timeline:
> * 2018-02-01: mailing lists on Alioth are disabled; incoming mail is
> no longer accepted.
thanks for the heads-up.
The maintainer e-mail address is listed not only on packages.debian.org
but also on "dpkg -s ..." et. al. Users send support e-mail there. Imho
either the mailing lists need to run a lot longer (possibly until
stretch EOL) or (prefered) the old list-address should redirect to the
> * May 2018 (with the wheezy EOL): alioth is shut down; mailing list
> archives are unavailable. (A static export/dump will be provided
> in some convenient location.)
Would it be possible to keep the list-archives online, indexed by
search-engines? These are static pages, aren't they? There is some
interesting information there and removal from the web makes it hard
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