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Re: But Why? Re: [fab] Split Fedora-Announce-List



On Tue, 2006-04-18 at 08:30 -0700, Karsten Wade wrote:
> On Tue, 2006-04-18 at 17:23 +0530, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> > On Tue, 2006-04-18 at 03:43 -0500, David Eisenstein wrote:
> > > 
> > > Could there be downstream consequences to changing the lists and/or adding a
> > > new one?  Could there be end users or corporate users or security-related
> > > mailing lists or websites that will be affected if all of a sudden
> > > Fedora-Announce-List is bereft of software update announcements?
> > 
> > We would send a announcement to the list explaining the nature of the
> > change and why it is made of course.
> 
> Which would be an interesting test of David's point -- do people who
> depend on the content and structure of f-announce-l actually read it?
> 
> I'd recommend in fact _only_ announcing the idea on f-announce-l and set
> a specific reply-to for fedora-list or another general discussion list.
> If that does not generate enough discussion, then we'll know something
> more than we did before, and can carry the discussion down to specific
> lists.
> 
> IME, certain kinds of announcements need to be carried into sub-projects
> intentionally.  When I see something I think Fedora Documentation needs
> to see from f-announce-l, I forward it.  I personally think is makes
> sense from a content perspective to separate out automated content
> (package updates, build reports) from general discussion content,
> especially when one threatens to overwhelm and drown out the other.
> 
> However, I don't know if it is a good idea to separate _security_ update
> announcements into just a package update list.  I think those warrant a
> double-post, one to a package list for all software updates, and one to
> a general announcement list.

The problem with that is that many people *only* want the announcements
and do not need the package updates information especially for all the
current releases like within Fedora Ambassadors. The arrangement you are
suggesting would be more fit for end users who only want to package
updates but not the announcements. I dont think there is any value in
that.


Rahul


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