[arch-dev-public] New ideas for notifying users about (minor) changes

Lukas Fleischer lfleischer at archlinux.org
Mon Jul 29 23:36:31 UTC 2019

On Mon, 29 Jul 2019 at 18:47:44, Christian Rebischke via arch-dev-public wrote:
> So what can we do here? I am a big fan of Gentoos Newsletter feature[1].
> It would be super awesome if we would have a tool such like `archnews
> <packagename>` to retrieve NEWS about a certain package from an
> endpoint. This endpoint should be controllable by every maintainer (devs
> and TUs included). I discussed this with coderobe a bit and we came to
> different solutions:
> Solution 1: a NEWS file inside of the package repository:
> --------------------------------------------------------
> [...]
> Solution 2: commit messages as NEWS
> ------------------------------------
> [...]
> Solution 3: A webapp on news.archlinux.org with a fancy UI
> -----------------------------------------------------------

If we decide to do this, why don't we simply add a file to the package?
It's simple, works offline, and always gives you the right version of
the news for your system.

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