[CentOS-devel] Updates push / announcements automation

Karanbir Singh

mail-lists at karan.org
Wed May 6 15:47:58 UTC 2009

As a part of the restructuring of the buildsystems and the updates 
processing process, we are at a time where there is the option of also 
redoing the way announcements are done.

I've already factored in RSS feeds per repo, but is there anything else 
that could / should / would make sense in the actual emails that get 
sent out ? I know changelog has been something that people have 
mentioned in the past, is that still something that might be 
good-to-have / must-have in the announcement emails ?

Also, for CentOS-4, only security updates are normally announced. What 
do people feel about changing that so that all updates are announced, 
including SA / BA / EA and CentOS specific bugfix's ?

Finally, and this is the big question that *will* impact a lot of people 
and specially those with automation - what do people think about 
combined update announcements for all Arch's in a single email like what 
happens upstream ? C2.1/C3/C4 will be hard to get into this process 
since the arch specific builders dont stay in sync, but for C5, with the 
ia64/ppc and s390 now pretty much online with the i386 and x86_64 its 
something that we *could* potentially target.

Karanbir Singh : http://www.karan.org/  : 2522219 at icq

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