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From Rob Weir <robw...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Need Apache Member/Officer to submit list creation request (Was: [PROPOSAL] Reinvigorate extension authors community)
Date Tue, 02 Oct 2012 16:48:52 GMT
On Tue, Oct 2, 2012 at 12:07 PM, J├╝rgen Schmidt <jogischmidt@gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.
>

It would have been nice to have known this preference much earlier.
Certainly ooo-api@incubator.apache.org is fine with me if that's what
we all want now.  But I don't know if it is too late.  I have zero
visibility into the process at this point.

-Rob

> Juergen
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