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Now that we have email addresses for the packages
(<package-name>@debian.org??) I'll raise something I thought about a while

Currently the only way that a maintainer knows about a new package is:
  a) they keep checking the sites
  b) someone tells them (often through a bug report)
  c) they have a program which checks for new versions at a site

It would be nice to have an automated procedure so that package maintainers
don't have to do this themselves. I can see two methods (and both are really

a) subscribe <package>@debian.org to the announcement lists (with a limit on
the number of emails to be stored).

b) be able to specify a URL which can be checked for changes - for instance:


Am I just blathering on, or is this a workable and decent suggestion?



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