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From: Marius Mauch <genone@g.o>
Subject: Re: Re: Improving developer/user communication
Date: Mon, 23 Jul 2007 18:40:49 +0200
On Sat, 21 Jul 2007 12:42:34 -0700
"Alec Warner" <antarus@g.o> wrote:

> On 7/21/07, Allen Brooker <gmane@...> 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
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