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Re: Preliminary documentation for debian-project-news

On Mon, Mar 29, 2010 at 7:36 PM, Alexander Reichle-Schmehl
<alexander@schmehl.info> wrote:

>>>  * Coordinate who follows which mailing lists / media
>> I don't understand this, could you explain it please?
> Well... There are quite some mailing lists available on
> http://lists.debian.org/.  On (nearly) every one of these lists something
> worth to be mentioned can happen, so (in theory) we should monitor most of
> them.  And then there are various blogs / planets which might be interested
> to be watch, general and IT related news sites, etc. etc.
> There's no need for every one of us, to follow everything, so we could try
> to coordinate that a bit.  (Would also be useful, in case someone drops out:
>  We would at least know, what is currently "uncovered".)

I'd strongly suggest to farm this out to users and newer developers.
This would serve two purposes; 1) find interesting stuff to mention in
DPN 2) get new people to learn more about the project (and possibly
get more involved). Recruiting folks on debian-mentors, debian-users,
forums.d.n and mentioning it on planet.d.o would be the way to go.

>>>  * Maybe set up a mailing list aggregating all kind of news via
>>>    rss2mail?
>> I don't understand this too, could you explain it please?
> That was one idea Andreas Barth once had:  rss2mail is a program, which
> looks up rss / atom feeds, and mails you new entries.  Can be useful to
> watch news sites, but can also turn out to be a big waste of time to search
> in that list for Debian related content.

It should be possible to filter the resulting mails for interesting
stuff, either using procmail or some sort of bayes-related system.



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