[Pkg-pascal-devel] maintainer e-mail address?

Abou Al Montacir abou.almontacir at sfr.fr
Mon Jun 11 12:53:52 BST 2018

Hi Paul,

On Sat, 2018-06-09 at 20:51 +0200, Paul Gevers wrote:
> [resend to the list instead of the owner]
> On 24-05-18 09:51, Paul Gevers wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > 
> > I want to start updating the Maintainer e-mail address in our packages
> > (discussion triggered due to a new version of Lazarus; working on it). I
> > actually want to use the tracker.debian.org address associated with the
> > freepascal team¹. I noticed that currently I am the only one on that
> > team (I never advertised that I created the team). Using
Yes indeed I don't remember anything about this. Any way you are no longer

> > tracker.debian.org has multiple advantages over using this list:
> > 
> > 1) tracker.debian.org enables you to subscribe to the pieces of
> > information you want. E.g. one could disable automatically generated
> > messages during holidays, while not missing out on human conversations
> > on the list, while during normal periods one enables everything.
OK, even if I don't think I'm going to use this feature. I prefer unread mail as
I know I'll read them one day.
> > 2) currently bug and upload information is stored multiple times on the
> > debian infrastructure. Using tracker enables us to reduce the
> > multiplication.
Nice feature
> > 3) Encouraging people to use the tracker is the way forward to in the
> > end remove the need to store meta-data in the debian packages, which
> > comes up every so often in discussions that that is something we should
> > get rid of.
I'm not sure I got the point, but I like the new tracker and used it since the
> > What do you think?
I'm OK with your proposal.
> > Paul
> > PS1: we can change the team slug (the URL and local part of the e-mail)
> > if people don't think "freepascal" is the right slug. I recommend
> > against putting "team" in the slug, because the proposed e-mail address
> > for the Maintainer field is team+<slug>@tracker.debian.org
I think we shall remove "Free" and keep "Pascal". Most of projects are Pascal
projects and are not related to Free Pascal as they may compile using Delphi or
probably any Delphi compatible pascal compiler.

> > PS2: regardless of the outcome of this discussion, I recommend people to
> > subscribe (with the right keywords enabled/disabled) to the team.
Already done.
> > ¹ https://tracker.debian.org/teams/freepascal/
Abou Al Montacir
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