[maemo-community] [maemo2midgard] Merging mailing list pages

From: Dave Neary bolsh at gnome.org
Date: Tue May 6 12:55:03 EEST 2008
Hi all,

I am looking at bug #2356 (picked randomly as one which seemed fairly

It seems to me like there are 2 mailman installations for Maemo:

https://garage.maemo.org/mailman/listinfo/ - Contains lots of -commits
lists, but also many devel and discuss lists (including this one).

https://lists.maemo.org/mailman/listinfo/ - The main maemo lists, with
for some reason two other lists on there, hafqa and rtcomm.

Are there others I'm missing?

There are 3 approaches I can see to solving the problem:

1. The simplest (but requiring the most maintenance): make a list of
active community oriented mailing lists, and list them at
http://maemo.org/community/mailing-lists.html, with the link pointing to
the right mailman instance.

2. Merge the two mailman installs into one. This has the significant
downside of making the main community mailing lists harder to browse for
in the list of lists.

3. We could also make the split I mentioned, and have one mailman
instance managing all the active community-oriented lists, and another
managing all of the plumbing (commits lists, and lists so specialised
that they're likely not of general interest).

In any case, for 1 and 3, there is a value judgement to be made - is a
list of general interest or not? A proposal of the 8 to 10 "general
interest" lists should go to maemo-developers.

Of the three, splitting lists across the two mailman instances seems
sanest - it would require us to migrate some lists from garage.m.o to
lists.m.o, and I'd need help from whoever has the keys to the palace for
that, if that's the way we go. Then future general-interest lists could
simply be created in that mailman instance.

In any case, http://maemo.org/community/mailing-lists.html will need to
be updated and kept in sync with the lists.

What is the preferred solution for people?


Dave Neary
GNOME Foundation member
bolsh at gnome.org

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