Re: [Debconf-discuss] Summary of the publicity BOF
On Aug 1, 2009, at 3:02 PM, Ana Guerrero wrote:
On Sat, Aug 01, 2009 at 01:58:36PM +0200, Raphael Hertzog wrote:
On Fri, 31 Jul 2009, Meike Reichle wrote:
* We should aggregate debian-announce on planet.debian.org. Many
seem to take it as a general information source on Debian.
* Many people post information about newsworthy things in their
because they don't know where else to put it. A better news
service (see above) should help this. Some also just don't want
work, it would be worthwhile to pick their news off planet and add
the aggregation ourselves.
* To this end there was a proposal to add a feature to planet.d.o
maybe also the mailing lists that provides a link that can be
order to suggest a post to the news aggregation service.
Full ack on this. IMO we should really create a central news
- debian-announce / debian-news mails
- some cherry picked planet.d.o posts (maybe even from other blogs
time to time, there are some interesting stuff on
- maybe times.debian.net if it's not redundant with
I would be interested to help run/setup such a service although I
know what software could be used for this.
I am currently doing the setup of something similar but it is not
I presented one previous idea in the bof, but i am not sure if i did
introduce it properly or just people did not like it. Still I think
worth invest my time on trying it.
More information coming very soon.
I used to do something slightly similar to this in the past on the
wiki, until I got tired since no one seemed to care :)
The front page of the wiki used to pull the feed at:
a few times a day. I used to use a simple aggregator that I made
called Vitacilina  and used to insert it on the wiki with some
simple WWW::Mechanize foo. Re-enabling such a setup would be trivial
in case you guys want to add on top of that.