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From sebb <seb...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Creating announce@ lists by default
Date Wed, 27 Mar 2013 17:15:27 GMT
On 27 March 2013 16:48, Noah Slater <nslater@apache.org> wrote:
> On 27 March 2013 16:28, Luciano Resende <luckbr1975@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>
>> Do the general announce list lag behind because there are individual lists
>> ?
>>
>
> I see no reason why they would.

Well, I found that sending a separate e-mail to announce@a.o was
useful for two reasons:
- more likely to get bounces; wanted to distinguish those from TLP list bounces
- people sometime reply all
- announce@a.o requires an ASF address; I use GMail for TLP subscriptions

So there was usually a short lag between the TLP announce and the ASF announce.

As mentioned above, ASF announce is stricter about the mail sender,
which might put some off.

There are definitely release announcements that are not copied to the
announce@a.o list already (e.g. Maven plugins aren't usually announced
there)

I'm concerned that having local announce lists will cause a drop in
valid traffic on the ASF announce list.

>
> On 27 March 2013 16:31, Luciano Resende <luckbr1975@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>>
>> The minute that is in the guides, I'm positive that 100% of new
>> podlings proposals will request the list.
>>
>
> This would be a positive outcome, from where I'm standing.
>
>
>> Having said that, today any podling can create a JIRA issue with INFRA
>> to request a new mailing list. Is that not a good solution ?
>
>
> Solution to what problem? As you point out, podlings can already create
> announce@ lists. I just figured that announce@ lists are probably a good
> thing for most projects, so we should mention them.
>
> --
> NS

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