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New package notices via bug tracking system.

I'm moving this over to debian-devel.  Hope that's OK.

Joey Hess <joey@kite.ml.org> writes:

> The real reason I'm replying to this: I wonder what the other developers
> think about bug reports that just say a new version is available (as opposed
> to, a new version is available, and fixes this nasty bug). I ask because I
> was planning on submitting about 50 bug reports on packages where a newer
> version is available. I volenteered some time ago on the debian-qa list to
> do this, and I have scripts that look at the LSM files on sunsite, and
> automatically give me a list of out of date debian packages.
> If people don't like bug reports for this, I can just post the list to
> debian-devel. What do people think?

I think it's a good idea.  I don't always notice when a new version of
one of my packages is released, and the bug system makes a nice
reminder once I've been notified.


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