alioth lists going away
butterflybytes at gmail.com
Sun Sep 24 18:57:03 UTC 2017
On 9/24/17, Samuel Thibault <sthibault at debian.org> wrote:
> So the very list we have created just some time ago is actually going
> away :)
> Laura Arjona Reina, on jeu. 21 sept. 2017 10:17:05 +0200, wrote:
>> As for the mailing lists
>> hosted on lists.alioth.debian.org, some of them will be retired and
>> others are elegible to be moved to the lists.debian.org service. See the
>> related mail about mailing lists  for how to proceed, and the Alioth
>> sprint minutes  for more details.
>> 6: https://alioth.debian.org
> I'd say that since we have several dozens of packages, we'd rather not
> just use the tracker service (it'd mean everyone of us subscribing
> to each and every a11y package tracker), and we should request a
> lists.debian.org mailing list. We could call it
> Any objection?
> Pkg-a11y-devel mailing list
> Pkg-a11y-devel at lists.alioth.debian.org
I'm fencesitting. Now that I know what "a11y" stands for, I like its
brevity. I only knew it had "something" to do with accessibility
because I watched it grow up out on the Internet.
Other people won't know that at first so they might pass right over it
thinking it's technical Debian development jargon. If a description
that includes the word "accessibility" is present, that gives them the
chance to land at that list when they likely try an "access" or
"accessibility" CTRL-F type search of a list of all Debian listservs.
I've really liked your "Pkg-a11y-devel" because of its brevity. I
probably would have even shortened it more to something like
"Pkg-a11y-dev". My thoughts about things computer are often about our
friends with #disability related to dexterity... and ease of typing to
accomplish the same things others do.
BUT... Again, not everyone knows what "a11y" means. I only finally
read what it stood for about a year ago after all those years of
exposure to it specifically related to the Internet. It's just a
cognitive thing, grin.
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