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Re: Line length for APKBUILD files a month ago

From Consus to ~sircmpwn/alpine-devel

On Mon, Jun 01, 2020 at 11:19:57AM +0100, Duncan Bellamy wrote:
> Hi,
> I read Linus Torvalds is going to stop enforcing line lengths in kernel patches to increase readability.
> 
> Is it something Alpine has considered doing?
> 
> I think lines like the blocks with:
> 
> install -dm 750 -o PKGUSER -g PKGGRP \
> 		var/lib/$pkgname
> 
> Would be easier to read if they were on one line (per install)

It's more like "keep 80, but check patch will not trigger an error

Re: mailing lists, processes, modernization 2 months ago

From Consus to ~sircmpwn/alpine-devel

On Wed, Apr 22, 2020 at 08:51:08AM -0600, Ariadne Conill wrote:
> Which leads us to an alternative proposal for the mailing lists: adopting
> mailman3 and hyperkitty.  Hyperkitty is a frontend to Mailman3 which
> provides many of the same features we were looking for in Discourse.
> If you're interested about the web experience, the fedora mailing lists
> system uses Hyperkitty for user-facing components, which you can see
> at https://lists.fedoraproject.org/.

Discourse is kinda everywhere now, so users will be more familiar with
it. If email communication is going to slowly fade away, it would make
more sense to use tool that will last longer.

Re: mailing lists, processes, modernization 2 months ago

From Consus to ~sircmpwn/alpine-devel

On Tue, Apr 21, 2020 at 08:51:37AM +0200, David Demelier wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 21, 2020 at 12:16:47AM +0300, Consus wrote:
> > What makes the situation even more complicated is that by default all
> > mail is coming to your inbox. And there is no standard protocol across
> > mail clients
> 
> Yes, there is one it's called Sieve [0]. I personally use sieve-connect
> to edit my rules from command line.

By "standard" I don't mean that there is an RFC, I mean that there is a
well-known and accepted by most implementations way to do things. And
Sieve is no such thing. GMail does not support it, my mobile email
client does not support it. Stock Google Mail client does not support
it. Even mutt does not support it :)

Re: mailing lists, processes, modernization 2 months ago

From Consus to ~sircmpwn/alpine-devel

On Mon, Apr 20, 2020 at 03:38:23PM -0500, j3s wrote:
> Please tell me if I'm overstepping, but as a (very happy) Alpine user, I
> feel obligated to speak up here.
> 
> On 4/20/20 2:23 PM, Ariadne Conill wrote:
> > Well, the problem is that we do not own our own support
> > pipeline right now.  Yes, there is the mailing lists, but almost
> > nobody is using them.  Instead, they go to third-party websites
> > like StackExchange.  We would like to own our support
> > pipeline, so that we can ensure it continues to exist regardless
> > of what happens to some otherwise unrelated company.
> 
> My opinion is that this isn't going to happen regardless of the software
> that the Alpine project sets up. People like StackExchange, and if those