OpenSSL project is considering to close this mailing list

Michal Suchánek msuchanek at
Mon Mar 20 09:54:12 UTC 2023

On Mon, Mar 20, 2023 at 10:22:53AM +0100, Michal Suchánek wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 20, 2023 at 07:20:43AM +1000, Tim Hudson wrote:
> > On Sat, Mar 18, 2023 at 4:10 PM Dr. Matthias St. Pierre via openssl-users <
> > openssl-users at> wrote:

> > There is a lot more activity on GitHub and there is a *high overlap* in the
> > types of items raised as issues and the openssl-users mailing list - and it
> > is clear that at least a few of those on the openssl-users mailing list
> > aren't participating in GitHub related activity - which means they are
> > missing out on the *majority *of the activity that is happening in the
> > developer community.
> > 
> > GitHub "watch" allows you to follow *all *the activity (which is in essence
> > the only way openssl-users works - you get everything or nothing and you
> > have to select what items you dive into and respond to).
> > If you are on openssl-users to lurk and you are not also subscribed
> > watching on GitHub then you are not actually achieving your stated
> > objective of watching other peoples questions and other people's answers.
> > 
> > You should go to and click on Watch now
> > - selecting "All Activity".
> Which means you no longer have the distinction between -devel amd -users
> which is one of the objections.

And it does not actually work.

 - github supports editing issues but edits are not sent, only initial
 - AFAIK github does not support replying through mail
 - github might have an API but how many MUAS support importing github
   issues from gihub? The API for mailing list archives called 'download
   mailbox' is widely supported by MUAS which means you can read the
   archived questions and answers locally in your MUA if the archive
   website accessibility, search, or other features are not to your



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