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Re: Alioth: the future of mailing lists


On Sun, Sep 17, 2017 at 05:38:55PM +0200, Andreas Metzler wrote:
> 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
> new one.

Fully ACK.  Strictly speaking we need to support these address at least
for two release cycles and need a lintian error on packages mentioning
any Alioth address to make sure Buster has some alternative Maintainer
field in all (well, at least most) packages.
> >  * 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
> to find.


Kind regards