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

Ian Jackson <ian@davenant.greenend.org.uk> writes:

> martin f krafft writes ("How to best reach the users of a package?"):
>> [stuff]
> Mail to root is sadly not really useful any more (and anyway, does
> someone with a cluster of 1000 machines really want 100000 mails a
> week?).  And I'm afraid I'm one of those old farts who thinks that
> everything-over-http/html is really quite lame.

You forward the root mail to the head-node of the cluster and only
activate the news service on the head-node. Only one mail of news for
the cluster. Where is the problem?

> How about mailing lists debian-{testing,unstable}-announce, with the
> following properties:
>  * installing testing or unstable causes a debconf notification to
>    ask the user to subscribe
>  * the package name is at the start of the subject line
>  * we provide a simple script which turns the installed packages
>    into Exim, sieve and procmail filters, as part of some suitable
>    package, and perhaps run it out of cron.
>  * messages signed by DDs and every incoming message must have
>    a Reply-To (usually either <package>@packages.d.o or debian-devel
>    or something).
> Ian.

Possible. But I would make that debian-{stable,testing}-announce.
Unstable users can read Debian.News from the package files for the
most part.


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