[aur-dev] Notification System Overhaul

Limao Luo luolimao at gmail.com
Wed Apr 24 19:30:34 EDT 2013

On 04/24/2013 07:25 PM, Limao Luo wrote:
> 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.
Whoops, misread. I didn't realize you could turn it off. Ignore my 
noise, sorry.

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