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On Thu, Nov 03, 2005 at 12:05:07AM +0100, Henning Makholm wrote:
> Scripsit Andreas Barth <aba@not.so.argh.org>
> > * Anthony Towns (aj@azure.humbug.org.au) [051101 17:23]:
> >> On Tue, Nov 01, 2005 at 12:41:09PM +0100, Henning Makholm wrote:

> >> > So, would anybody object if I set up a cronjob that emails the PTS
> >> > whenever a (source) package propagates to, or is removed from, testing?

> >> it's one of the things we agreed we wanted at the Vancouver
> >> meeting. I think there was going to be a -testing-changes list or
> >> something, perhaps?

> > We agreed to both maintainer mails (but PTS might be more appropriate
> > for that), and a summary to -testing-changes.
> > IOW, whoever shows code up for any of the tasks has some bonus points :)

> I have now a frst draft of a status-change mail system running.  it
> works from the archive mirror on merkel, and sends out mail to
> <package>@packages.debian.prg, with Bcc to the PTS (under the
> 'summary' keyword documented for this purpose). It turns turns out
> that the PTS cannot by itself send mail to the "current maintainer" in
> default of explicit subscriptions.

> It does not yet produce -testing-changes emails. The list
> does exist but seems to carry only upload announcements for
> stable-security, for reasons not totally clear to me.

These are announcements of uploads that have been propagated to
testing-proposed-updates, fwiw.

> Comments welcome.

Thanks for running with this.  Ideally, we would get this integrated on
ftp-master, so that the mails could be triggered by britney rather than
being done post-hoc; this would also let us associate package removals with
comments from britney hints files, so that they could be incorporated into
the mails.  If you're interested in making this happen I'll be happy to give
you any info I can; though tbh, if I understood this part of the system very
well, I probably would have written a patch myself already. ;)

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