Ming Hua minghua at ubuntu.com
Fri Apr 27 03:28:56 UTC 2007

On Thu, Apr 26, 2007 at 11:36:11AM -0700, Micah Cowan wrote:
> Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> > On Wed, Apr 25, 2007 at 12:46:25PM -0700, Jordan Mantha wrote:
> >> I'll have time to give him a hand). My concern was actually more dealing
> >> with the broken deps and invariable upgrade/install issues that people
> >> seem to have with a transition like this. I put in a request for an
> >> ubuntu-tex mailing list yesterday so that we can coordinate this kind of
> >> work better with the Debian TeX people.
> > 
> > As always, I think it's best to hold any discussion on ubuntu-devel until
> > it's clear that there is a need for a new list.  Otherwise, you risk
> > creating an underactive list which only serves to isolate the discussion
> > from other developers.
> And it surely would be a low-activity list; however, it is sometimes
> necessary to discuss things that really don't have a place on the devel
> list at large: one such thing we need to discuss is a more precise
> understanding of what does and does not make it into the list of
> packages that we share responsibility for. I can simply include the
> membership in my To: headers, but this is cumbersome and isn't very good
> for handling new members that arrive after the thread begins.

My understanding is that Jordan and you are giving two different
examples.  I feel Jordan's example, discussing TeX-related packages that
have broken deps or upgrading/installing problems is a good topic for
ubuntu-devel.  Your example, discussing what packages should be
maintained by -tex team, is probably not.

Also, adding a new list have the problem of making interested people
subscribe, set up filter, etc., while discussing on ubuntu-devel
requires no extra efforts.


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