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Re: Infrastructure status, 2008-08-16 UTC 1530

On Mon, 2008-08-18 at 19:10 +0100, Alan Cox wrote:
> > list the best thing we can do? Or is it just the best thing we can do
> > right now given our current tools?   Nothing's ever perfect but their
> > maybe room to try something new with regard to communication
> > mechanisms... if there are people willing to put the effort in to
> > build it.
> Some suggestions:
> - An RSS feed for *important* announcements that is picked up by default
> by the package updater or similar but can be unsubscribed from if users
> want.
> - Ability for yum to get an error message from a repository and report it.

All of these ideas are good but I like this one in particular. The
problem with using mailing lists or websites is that not everyone is
subscribed or visits the right places. Putting something into 'yum'
would catch pretty much everyone who keeps their system up to date.

> - Sticking important stuff on the *front* of the fedora project web site.
> There is a different issue about what is said and leaving people in the
> dark assuming the worst - a very bad way to create long term trust.

Indeed. No news is bad news ...


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