[CentOS-devel] Updates push / announcements automation

Fabian Arrotin

fabian.arrotin at arrfab.net
Wed May 6 19:43:09 UTC 2009

Karanbir Singh wrote:
> 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 ?

Do you mean the `rpm -q --changelog` part ?

> 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 ?

Yes ! .. especially for packages sitting in Extras/Centosplus . For 
example drbd packages now in testing have to be announced too when 
pushed to Extras (my opinion)

> 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.

Good idea : less spam for the people subscribed to all arch releases .. ;-)

Fabian Arrotin
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