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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.
> 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.
On a side note, I do know there's ELOG for some of what I'm talking
about, but as I see it the two problems with it are that:
1) Not everyone knows about it
2) You don't get the messages until after you've installed something. I
believe users should have warning of "major" upgrades before they
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