weekly "new pacakges in Extras" (Was: Fedora Package Announcement List Split)

Thorsten Leemhuis fedora at leemhuis.info
Thu Apr 27 16:04:38 UTC 2006

Am Donnerstag, den 27.04.2006, 10:41 -0400 schrieb seth vidal:
> > It's of no use to me to see that there was a package called
> > abracatabra built unless I'm the packager/reviewer. If a new package
> > enters the system I (as a user) want to see what that package does w/o
> > guessing from the name. And I want to be able to separate new from
> > updates. For an update I'd like to know why it was updated, so the
> > first lines of the changelog are nice to look at.
> I guess I don't think doing it in mail is useful, really. I prefer rss
> feeds for this kind of information. And putting changelogs and other
> misc info in an rss feed makes more sense - at least to me.

Not for me -- I don't use rss feeds normally so they would create a
extra hurdle for me. And mail a IMHO has a important benefit: It will
always land in my Inbox -- I don't have to remember to look at the feed
once a day.

Maybe I'm a bit old fashioned in this context. But I'm probably not the
only one.


P.S.: I don't like Webforums for the same reasons -- mail from several
mailing lists with different topics is always delivered to one place (my
inbox) and I don't have to browse to X webforums (with Y different
interfaces) daily to see what's new ("push vs. pull")
Thorsten Leemhuis <fedora at leemhuis.info>

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