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provides an alternative service for most mailing lists.c.f. bug 424647
...Which isn't stable yet, so stable users won't see them... if there
even were any news items (I'm using portage 2.2, just sync'd and there
are no news items listed).
I was aware of GLEP 42 but it's one of those things that seems to have
existed in some form since I started using Gentoo several years ago and
has never been implemented.
Given that it's apparently already in testing, when will developers
start using this system? (And how will it be known if there are any
issues with it if it hasn't been used on the live tree before 2.1.6 goes
And who is going to make sure that developers are using it to keep users
informed of (potential) issues?
Also, will news items be posted to a web page, forum or mailing list in
addition so that they can be easily linked to from forums / irc /
mailing lists and users can see issues coming in advance if they don't
sync particularly frequently?
Zac Medico wrote:
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> AllenJB wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I would like to suggest that as part of the stabilization process,
>> developers are required to (get PR to) make an announcement about any
>> manual intervention that (might be) required on a stable system.
>> At the moment, this would include most blocks (eg. the recent e2fsprogs
>> block) and issues such as the firefox/xulrunner use flag issue.
>> These announcements should appear on the gentoo.org front page,
>> gentoo-announce list and the announcements forum.
>> The announcement should appear before the first (affected) architecture
>> stabilizes the package.
>> I think this would help alleviate the load of those helping in the
>> forums, irc and mailing lists as well as probably reduce the number of
>> unnecessarily created bugs.
>> Obviously the need for these announcements will be drastically reduced
>> with the stabilization of portage 2.1.6 / 2.2, but I suspect there will
>> still be things which they can not handle automatically.
> You can use GLEP 42 news items which are supported with portage-2.1.6:
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