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

seth vidal skvidal at linux.duke.edu
Thu Apr 27 16:12:34 UTC 2006

On Thu, 2006-04-27 at 18:04 +0200, Thorsten Leemhuis wrote:
> 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.
> CU
> thl
> 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")

I don't really disagree.

But an rss feed has the ease of being able to be spit out into email

Going from email->rss is harder but rss->email isn't hard at all.

The virtue of known formats :)


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