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Debian Bug Subscription Feature


Something that I have been missing for along time is the posibility to
subscribe to single bugs in our bugtracking system. Two years ago, at
Oslo, I created a patch to debbugs that would add that feature, but due
to slow communication with the debbugs team and probably not enough
persistence on my side, this never made in into the debbugs package.

Today, I started this again, this time as an independant service, thus
enabling easier development and no risk for the crucial debbugs
infrastructure. It is currenlty in "first usable state with minimum
features". To use it, send a mail to nomeata-subscribe@gluck.debian.org
with the bugnumer (and only the bug number, nothing else, not even a #)
in the Subject. From then on, you should get any mail on
debian-bugs-dist@l.d.o that concerns that bug.

There is currently no way to unsubscribe. Not too bad, since bugs tend
to be fixed someday, but certainly a TODO. Also, there is no
confirmation question, nothing to prevent you from recieving the same
mail twice. There is a Anti-Mailloop-Feature, I hope it works. Debian
Developers can have a look at the code on
gluck.debian.org:~nomeata/debsub/, comments and patches welcome. 

Greetings from Helsinki,


Joachim "nomeata" Breitner
Debian Developer
  nomeata@debian.org | ICQ# 74513189 | GPG-Keyid: 4743206C
  JID: joachimbreitner@amessage.de | http://people.debian.org/~nomeata

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