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Re: Guidelines for packaging projects on Alioth

Russ wrote:
> > In fact, upload notifications (the one that includes the changelog) are
> > not, so far as I can tell, sent to the maintainer by default and I end up
> > subscribing to the PTS to get those even for packages where I'm the only
> > maintainer.

I subscribe to debian-devel-changes for that. :-)

On Fri, 21 Apr 2006, Mike Hommey wrote:
> ... and maintainers should be subscribed to that by default.

There's room for improvement indeed.

I would be in favor of a tighter integration between the PTS and the
<package>@packages.debian.org email address too for example.

I could implement a default subscription to the PTS for package
maintainers but you first need to solve several problems:
- decide which keywords they will receive by default (all except bts,
  bts-control and upload-binary is my choice, and maybe katie-other)
- when the maintainer changes, we logically need to unsubcribe the previous.
  So this must be recorded somewhere. (it's not a subscription like the
- in many cases, the maintainer doesn't want the "diff" since there's a
  dedicated mailing list for that on alioth ... is it OK if we leave the
  problem up to the maintainer to change the set of keyword accepted ?

Of course help to implement it is always welcome...

Raphaël Hertzog

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