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From Ariel Constenla-Haile <arie...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Need Apache Member/Officer to submit list creation request (Was: [PROPOSAL] Reinvigorate extension authors community)
Date Tue, 02 Oct 2012 15:58:41 GMT
On Tue, Oct 02, 2012 at 11:47:33AM -0400, Rob Weir wrote:
> >> > Dave Fisher wrote on Tue, Oct 02, 2012 at 07:33:16 -0700:
> >> >>> https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/INFRA-5334
> >> >>
> >> >> Someone else beat me to it.
> >> >
> >> > Actually they didn't, as of right now there is no request in the queue
> >> >
> >> > (private@incubator will be emailed a notification once the request is made)
> >>
> >> The form told me that ooo-appdev@incubator.apache.org already exists.
> >
> > Was this the final name of the list? A better one could have been
> > extensions@ or better api@ (yes, I know it's late, but I've been busy).
> >
> 
> I wanted to be compressive of user/developers working with macros,
> scripts and extensions.  "Application Development" (AppDev) includes
> all of them.

Yes, it makes sense, but the abbreviation in itself is not meaningful,
IMHO, and reminds of http://www.appdev.com/ and other commercial stuff,
while api@ sounds more neutral; and OpenOffice.org API users/extension
developers are used to it (in order to get an idea of the activity on
this area, in OpenOffice.org days, you have to browse api@ mailing list,
most of the traffic was there, not in extensions@). So, for the average
OpenOffice.org extension/application developer, api@s already makes
sense. Besides, an api@ list sound like the proper place to discuss API
design and changes (like the ones that should be done in AOO 4.0).

Just a question of taste, I could live with appdev :)

Regards
-- 
Ariel Constenla-Haile
La Plata, Argentina

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