Re: Killing the vbox alias, or making it something different

From: Philip Paeps <>
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 01:26:12 UTC
On 2021-06-25 05:51:06 (+0800), wrote:
>> On 06/23/2021 11:06 AM Baptiste Daroussin <> wrote:
>> I am saying vbox is an alias for emulation@ and nothing else, why not 
>> directly
>> assign to emulation@ then?
> Hmm.  I think it didn't use to be -- that it was an actual alias for a 
> list of individual
> email addresses.
> Again, if it can wait for a few days for bugmeister to deply a 
> mass-change-with-no-email
> feature, that would be nice.

I went digging through the mail-svn logs.

On 2013-10-16 decke@ requested vbox@ to be forwarded to emulation@ 
because he was the only active person left on the alias.

It sounds like the alias only continues to exist to catch mail for where 
it's referenced.  Changing the references to emulation@ seems like it 
was the intended way forward 8 years ago.

I'm sure we can wait a while for bugmeister to deploy their change, 
mass-reassign and delete the alias.


Philip Paeps
Senior Reality Engineer
Alternative Enterprises