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Re: How to best reach the users of a package?

Joseph Neal <vlvtelvis@speakeasy.net> writes:

> Hi.
> User Here.  
> RSS would be great, actually.  It may not be the flashing red light you're looking for, but a feed or two for each suite announcing critical updates would be very much appreciated.   Maybe you could ship Firefox (or all the aggregators in the archive) with something like that preconfigured? 
> thanks

The problem with an RSS feed is that you have to constantly poll it or
you miss items. Or the feed itself becomes so large that a lot of
traffic is wasted for those that do regulary check.

Imho a "get messages since XYZ" is essential for it to be efficient.


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