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From: Zac Medico <zmedico@g.o>
Subject: Re: Stabilization process addition: Announcements about required manual intervention
Date: Sun, 28 Dec 2008 15:56:17 -0800
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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.
> 
> AllenJB
> 
> 

You can use GLEP 42 news items which are supported with portage-2.1.6:

  http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/glep/glep-0042.html
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Thanks,
Zac
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