[EMBOSS] Merging EMBOSS & -dev mailing list; retiring -announce, -bug, -submit lists?
p.j.a.cock at googlemail.com
Wed Jan 17 16:21:25 UTC 2018
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?
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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