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Re: The story of speex/vorbis-tools, or how not to be disservicing to our users

On Sun, Jun 05, 2005 at 03:08:48PM -0400, Roberto C. Sanchez wrote:
> Since not everyone subscribes to d-d, is there a n easy way to do this?
> Would a change in a library that is officially depended on by more than
> X packages qualify to be sent out via d-d-a?  Or does there is exist
> some alias that a library maintainer could a mail to?  For example, if I
> maintain a library with a source package name of foo and I could send a
> message to foo-dependents@qa.debian.org and the system could figure
> out, based on the maintainer info kept for each package, a list of email
> addresses, that would be very nice.  That way, by sending one message,
> the maintainers of all dependent packages ar notified.  This would be
> especially good for packages which have many dependents.

You can easily find rdepends for your packages. Sending mass mails to
communicate with their maintainers is easy as well. I did that sometimes
for libraries I maintain, whenever needed.

Francesco P. Lovergine

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