[aur-dev] Notification System Overhaul

Limao Luo luolimao at gmail.com
Wed Apr 24 19:25:56 EDT 2013

On 04/24/2013 06:30 PM, canyonknight wrote:
> Hello all,
> The current notification system for the AUR is lacking in features and
> isn't too pretty on the code side of things. Before I try and finalize
> the code I have, I wanted to lay out what I was planning for some
> feedback.
> Right now the AUR only allows for notifications when a user adds a
> comment. I would like users to have access to notifications for the
> following package actions:
> - New comments on packages
> - Package updates
> - Package adoption/orphaning
> - Package deletion/merging
> I think having the ability to select those 4 types of notifications
> brings a lot more flexibility while not being overly complicated.
> As for the AUR web interface changes, the package details page would
> feature a link to modify that specific package's notifications. The
> page would feature a list of all potential types of notifications the
> user can subscribe to with a check box next to each option. The user
> can then select all/some/none of the notifications for that specific
> package.
> On the backend side of things, swiftmailer seems to be a decent choice
> for sending the notifications. It is actively developed, has all the
> features the AUR would really need, and has a nice interface on the
> programming side of things. All the notification code mixed in with
> package functions and the like could be ripped out allowing for easier
> modification down the road.
> Ideally the following bugs should be closed after everything is implemented:
> FS#15412 - Send a notification when a package is orphaned or adopted
> FS#19948 - Add whether or not I'm the maintainer to the aur-notify email su
> FS#27687 - Merging packages does not transfer the notify list.
> FS#30109 - email notification upon package update
> FS#31850 - Send notification e-mails in preferred user language
> FS#31851 - Overhaul e-mail notification system
> FS#34843 - Make bugs/AUR messages more visible
> Does anyone have anything major they would like to see out of the
> notification system? Is there anything anyone disagrees with?
> Regards,
> Jason
Is there any reason to notify for adoptions? I don't get the benefit, 
and it's just more clutter from my POV.

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