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From J├╝rgen Schmidt <jogischm...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Need Apache Member/Officer to submit list creation request (Was: [PROPOSAL] Reinvigorate extension authors community)
Date Tue, 02 Oct 2012 16:07:25 GMT
On 10/2/12 5:58 PM, Ariel Constenla-Haile wrote:
> 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 :)

me too, but I agree to Ariel and I would have preferred
api@incubator.openoffice.apache.org as well for the same reasons.

Juergen


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