On Tue, Aug 17, 2010 at 10:36:09PM +0200, Andreas Tille wrote:
On Tue, Aug 17, 2010 at 06:49:58PM +0200, Adrian Knoth wrote:
Not sure if we're talking the same: currently, 17 (16 if you count the fixed gigedit package in experimental) contain debian-multime...@lists.debian.org as the maintainer field.

If I correctly understand the proposal, then this very address should be used for discussions with users.

Hence, to avoid users being spammed by bug reports from the BTS, we need to change the maintainer fields in all those packages to pkg-mmm.

Ahh, yes. I perfectly agree here: debian-multime...@lists.debian.org should NOT be used as maintainer field but rather pkg-mmm should. However, I'm not perfectly sure whether we should really push for a move into testing if this is the only problem of the package.

I was skeptical to this earlier on. I still do not think that I will be subscribing to a users' list myself, but if others will then I won't be in their way :-)

I agree that it makes good sense to reuse the existing list at l.d.o.

And I suggest to simply start using it: Those packages currently pointing there in maintainer field are not very active packages, so there is also little risk of them stirring much noise. If some of those packages really should be dropped from Debian completely then let's try do that before the Squeeze release to avoid unnecessarily needing to maintain dead weight for a couple of years. But for those packages we keep, let us not burden release-managers with adjusting maintainer field, but instead aim at updating that at the first point release (or, if we are quick, or the release process is slow, then drop an email to release managers emphasizing that it is low priority and we can wait till later if need be).

Sorry for the confusion I might have caused

No problem (I dare say on behalf of the team): As always you are quite gentle :-)


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