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Re: Rewrite of zsh-newuser-install

On Sat, Feb 27, 2021 at 3:21 PM Daniel Shahaf <d.s@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > On Thu, Feb 25, 2021 at 10:05 AM Daniel Shahaf <d.s@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > > In general, there's <https://repology.org/project/zsh/versions>, but
> > > I don't think we should rely on it.  If we have a question to downstream
> > > maintainers, we should ask it on an appropriate mailing list — e.g.,
> > > -workers@, or workers@ with an appropriate subject prefix/tag, or as
> > > a drive-by mention in the next email to announce@.
> They're just people.  They maintain glue code that ties their distro's
> build system (ports(7), deb, rpm, …) to our tarballs, as well as any
> custom patches or configuration their distro uses.  If you have
> a question for them, you can drop them a line and ask, or start a thread
> here and then drop them a line to make sure they're aware of it (not all
> downstream maintainers necessarily follow -workers@ closely).
> In the latter case I'd recommend to use some subject tag that downstream
> maintainers can simply filter their -workers@ subscription for on an
> ongoing basis, in order to remove the need for manual notifications in
> the future.

On Thu, Feb 25, 2021 at 6:58 PM dana <dana@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 25 Feb 2021, at 02:05, Daniel Shahaf <d.s@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > In this specific case, however, which downstreams actually ship
> > a recommended zshrc?  I suspect few do, so we can contact them directly.
> That's a good point, i think i was imagining further-reaching consequences
> than it will actually have when i first mentioned it. Anyway, Debian, Ubuntu,
> and their derivatives are the only ones i know of. Google suggests Kali Linux
> has its own (it doesn't just use Debian's), but i don't know much about that
> distro. macOS and Homebrew definitely don't use it. It looks like Fedora uses
> skel, so they'll never see the change at all :/

Can one of you point me in the right direction? The number of mailing
lists for Debian and Ubuntu is HUGE, but then for Kali Linux, I cannot
find a mailing list at all. I have no idea where I should post for any
of these.

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