alioth lists going away

Cindy-Sue Causey butterflybytes at
Sun Sep 24 18:57:03 UTC 2017

On 9/24/17, Samuel Thibault <sthibault at> 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, some of them will be retired and
>> others are elegible to be moved to the service. See the
>> related mail about mailing lists [7] for how to proceed, and the Alioth
>> sprint minutes [8] for more details.
>>     6:
>>     7:
>>     8:
> 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
> mailing list. We could call it
> debian-accessibility-devel.
> Any objection?
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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.

Cindy :)
Cindy-Sue Causey
Talking Rock, Pickens County, Georgia, USA

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