[emboss-dev] Merging EMBOSS & -dev mailing list; retiring -announce, -bug, -submit lists?
p.j.a.cock at googlemail.com
Thu Jan 18 12:27:21 UTC 2018
I have now merged the 92 emboss-dev subscribers into the main
emboss list (previously 394 subscribers, now 443).
The emboss-dev list is now effectively closed (currently any
messages require moderation, we can deliberately unsubscribe
everyone if that is preferred).
On Wed, Jan 17, 2018 at 4:21 PM, Peter Cock <p.j.a.cock at googlemail.com> wrote:
> Thanks Peter R,
> I will start the ball rolling on retiring the development list my
> merging its subscribers to the main EMBOSS list.
> I am reasonably confident that the OBF backups include the
> EMBOSS CVS records, but we will need to talk to Hilmar.
> For Biopython we did the same thing, cvs to git in one go.
> Let's continue that particular discussion off list?
> Peter C.
> On Wed, Jan 17, 2018 at 1:56 PM, Peter Rice <ricepeterm at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
>> Dear PeterC,
>> Yes, that sounds fine. You can retire the emboss-announce and emboss-submit
>> By the way, my Imperial email address will vanish in the near future, so
>> best to use my ricepeterm at yahoo.co.uk address
>> I would also like to pursue the migration to github. It was stalled by
>> hoping for a chance to port the old CVS repository rather than starting
>> again from scratch to preserve the crediting of previous contributors.
>> Is there a copy available?
>> On 17/01/2018 11:32, Peter Cock wrote:
>>> Dear Peter Rice (BCC'd) & the EMBOSS community,
>>> CC: OBF Board
>>> As you may have noticed, the OBF hosted mailman server
>>> was having problems late last year:
>>> With server changes made in January, mailman seems to
>>> be coping for now. However, right now, any non-member
>>> emails received are SILENTLY DISCARDED.
>>> The OBF is looking seriously at moving to a paid hosted
>>> mailman instance to replace our volunteer administered
>>> Amazon hosted mailman server. As part of this, we would
>>> need to consolidate or close many of the existing lists:
>>> Currently there are five EMBOSS lists,
>>> EMBOSS – EMBOSS mailing list (archive)
>>> emboss-announce – EMBOSS Announcements (Releases, etc.) (archive)
>>> emboss-bug – EMBOSS Bug Reports and Support Requests (private archive)
>>> emboss-dev – EMBOSS Development Discussion (Open to all) (archive)
>>> emboss-submit – EMBOSS submissions – new packages and apps (private
>>> If there are no objections, we will close the emboss-dev list,
>>> after migrating its current subscribers to the main emboss list:
>>> We are in the process of similar changes for the other OBF
>>> hosted projects, for example I did Biopython last week:
>>> We would be happy to leave the announcement list running
>>> for now, but it would likely be retired as part of any hosting
>>> migration (likewise for all the other OBF project specific
>>> announcement lists).
>>> The last two lists, emboss-bug and emboss-submit, seem
>>> better suited to an issue tracker and GitHub (separately
>>> we would like to help EMBOSS' move to GitHub).
>>> Thank you,
>>> (Speaking here as a representative of the OBF Board,
>>> although I have been an occasional EMBOSS contributor too)
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