OpenSSL project is considering to close this mailing list
tomas at openssl.org
Mon Mar 20 10:25:04 UTC 2023
On Mon, 2023-03-20 at 10:54 +0100, Michal Suchánek wrote:
> 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 openssl.org> 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 https://github.com/openssl/openssl 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 posting
Yeah, that is a problem, although not a major one IMO. Post editing
should not be overused. I.e., ok to fix minor typos, etc. but you
should not completely change meaning of a post by editing it.
> - AFAIK github does not support replying through mail
It supports it.
> - 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 liking.
Tomáš Mráz, OpenSSL
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