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Allow attachments on the Design mailing list

Added by Samuel Mehrbrodt about 2 years ago. Updated about 2 years ago.

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Quite ironically, the Design mailing list doesn't allow attachments.
Would be great if this could be changed so that people can send mockups etc.

Thanks!

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#1 Updated by Florian Effenberger about 2 years ago

TDF mailing lists don't allow attachments for a reason :-)
We offered hosting either at Freedesktop with attachments or at TDF without attachments, and the choice was for TDF and no attachments
Any chance of using e.g. the ownCloud repository?

If you let us know what is needed we surely can find some solution. :)

#2 Updated by Samuel Mehrbrodt about 2 years ago

Florian Effenberger wrote:

TDF mailing lists don't allow attachments for a reason :-)
We offered hosting either at Freedesktop with attachments or at TDF without attachments, and the choice was for TDF and no attachments

May I ask what that reason is?

Any chance of using e.g. the ownCloud repository?

Well, I care mostly about arbitrary people sending their proposals to our list. We always need to tell them that their attachments got stripped off. I know it has always been that way, and there might be reasons, but I would expect a design mailing list to accept attachments :)

#3 Updated by Florian Effenberger about 2 years ago

Hi,

The Document Foundation Redmine wrote on 2015-12-02 at 07:28:

TDF mailing lists don't allow attachments for a reason :-)
We offered hosting either at Freedesktop with attachments or at TDF
without attachments, and the choice was for TDF and no attachments

May I ask what that reason is?

the current archive system is not properly tested for attachments, as we
excluded them from day one. Then, every once in a while people ask for
removal of their e-mails, which I think will only get worse with
attachments and is a nightmare in terms of actually purging data (can be
up to 30 minutes per single purged e-mail, depending on the details).
Third, it would open up another file repository next to wiki and
ownCloud which has its disadvantages as well. Nothing that is
unsolvable, but those were the reasons why we disallowed attachments
from day one.

Well, I care mostly about arbitrary people sending their proposals to
our list. We always need to tell them that their attachments got
stripped off. I know it has always been that way, and there might be
reasons, but I would expect a design mailing list to accept attachments :)

I do see your point of course, which is why we raised it before the list
was setup, and the answer was no attachments are needed. :-)

What do others on the list think, has there been a change in these views?

We need to touch a couple of components and factor in time for that, so
it would be great to understand if there has been changed idea that's
shared by all the design team so we can decide how to proceed.

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