Re: A vote for a package announce list
On Tue, 15 Aug 1995, CD Rasmussen wrote:
> I would like to have a separate list for this. I usually ignore the
> package messages. The only problem I have with the idea is that there
> is so much instructive info in the dpkg announcements. If Ian could
> could split the messages into a discussion message for devel and a
> simple announcement message for that list, I would be happy.
> The other course would be to always announce dpkg in devel while all
> the others go to the package list.
I know these may be fighting terms but I'm going to say it anyways..:)
With FreeBSD they do have a mailing list that is just for changes done to
files in the system as you see below:
(copy of a message for the FreeBSD commit mailing list)
>> Date: Tue, 8 Aug 1995 23:50:53 -0700
>> From: email@example.com
>> To: CVSfirstname.lastname@example.org
>> Subject: cvs commit: src/lib/libc Makefile
>> <sender's name> 95/08/08 23:50:53
>> Modified: lib/libc Makefile
>> Bump shlib minor because xdr_* functions have been enabled. Do NOT
>> bump it again if something else is added before 2.2.
>> The xdr_* functions are enabled only in the 2.2 (-current) branch
>> so far. If that modification is moved to the 2.1 (-stable) branch,
>> this one should, too.
>> Reviewed by: the mailing lists
I know that having announcements of this sort on a separate list makes it
easy to have procmail just archive the announcements in a sepearate
folder for a quick review at a glance. Just a comment on what another
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