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From: Marius Mauch <genone@g.o>
To: gentoo-project@l.g.o
Cc: eselect@g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-project] Re: Improving developer/user communication
Date: Mon, 23 Jul 2007 16:43:18
Message-Id: 20070723184049.d0534181.genone@gentoo.org
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-project] Re: Improving developer/user communication by Alec Warner
On Sat, 21 Jul 2007 12:42:34 -0700
"Alec Warner" <antarus@g.o> wrote:

> On 7/21/07, Allen Brooker <gmane@××××××××××.uk> wrote: > > Allen Brooker wrote: > > > Donnie Berkholz wrote: > > >> Allen Brooker wrote: > > >>> Could we create a very-low-traffic, developer-posts-only list > > >>> that is used for announcing important package changes? The list > > >>> could also be used for other announcements (not sure exactly > > >>> what - events where Gentoo devs will be, regional meets, other > > >>> things). If people feel that using the same list for other > > >>> announcements too would create too much traffic, consider > > >>> creating multiple lists, which would allow people to subscribe > > >>> to only the types of messages that they want to see. > > >> Just made it at the same time as this one: gentoo-dev-announce. > > >> We're still working out the policy. > > >> > > >> Thanks, > > >> Donnie > > >> > > > According to http://www.gentoo.org/main/en/lists.xml (and my > > > impression from the name) that list appears to be for > > > developer-targeted announcements. > > > > > > What I was thinking was something along the lines of some of the > > > post-install messages (not all of them, just the important ones > > > that might actually (appear to) break things - eg. glibc upgrade > > > - "you can't downgrade"; gcc upgrade - "follow the guide here; > > > coreutils upgrade - "some locations have changed - run 'hash -r' > > > to clear the cache"; etc.) and other user-targeted messages to be > > > sent to a list. > > > > > > Allen > > > > > I've also just been reminded about GLEP 42 [1] - What's the current > > status and what are the hold-ups, if any? How can they be overcome? > > Afaik there is current no news reader for portage; but there is one > for paludis (eselect-news or something)
You missed bug 179064, still waiting for some reaction from the eselect people (if there are any alive).
> We have been syncing news items to you since spring, but no one has > used the functionality yet.
Probably because (released) portage versions didn't support it, and the paludis implementation wasn't fully compliant with the GLEP as well. Marius -- gentoo-project@g.o mailing list

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Re: [gentoo-project] Re: Improving developer/user communication Ciaran McCreesh <ciaranm@×××××××.org>