[php-maint] Re: debian-php mailing list

sean finney seanius at debian.org
Sat Jun 3 09:05:12 UTC 2006

On Fri, Jun 02, 2006 at 06:09:26PM -0400, Charles Fry wrote:
> I think that the arguments for a webapps mailing list are justified, but
> I feel that they tried to provide a single solution to two different
> problems.

i would say more than two.  you're right that the php stuff can easily
be extracted out of the equation into a single project, as can some
of the other topics.  the real question is whether further splintering
of the project into subprojects would do a service or disservice.  

i tend to think that it wouldn't benefit things in the long run unless
there were sufficient numbers of people interested in purely doing php
related stuff to keep things going.  with the volume of traffic on this list,
i can't say i'm confident in that.  but with the recent talk of forming a
super-archive for php maintainance via pkg-php, this could be changing.

> The biggest problem that I have with the current setup (i.e. the lack of
> a debian-php list) is visibility. Someone comes along and wants to
> package some PHP modules. They do a quick search and find no PHP list,

i would argue this point isn't really an issue.  try a google search
for debian php policy:


if you want to work on visibility, i think helping the php draft to the
point that it gets into the developers' reference and new maintainers'
guide is the best thing you can do.  having debian-foo at l.d.o really
won't help much besides a percieved seal of authenticity.


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