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> 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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