Hi,

This is a poll about MacPorts's bug reporting engine, Trac. If you don't (plan 
to) use that thing, just delete this message.

Trac never sent notifications when you added or deleted (replaced) an 
attachment, but a recent introduced that as a new feature. I find this mostly 
useless and even annoying because when you update (replace, delete) an 
attachment there will be 2 emails. For active tickets I spend too much time 
weeding through and deleting emails devoid of interest. 

I've asked the administrators if something can be done about it. Not to insult 
anyone, but to put it bluntly, it does seem they cannot be bothered by 
something they consider an upstream problem namely that Trac doesn't have a 
feature to let users decide what notifications they want (and I agree this 
isn't for us to fix though evidently someone could try and submit a patch).

However, the documentation suggests it *is* possible to disable *all* 
notifications concerning attachments, and this is of course a choice that is 
MacPorts' to make.

The poll is intended to get an idea how to proceed:
1- Do you agree there is no need for (this many) notifications concerning 
changes to attachments (= you never missed it)?
2- Do you agree that there should be control over which attachment changes 
trigger a notification (e.g. only for new attachments)?
3- Do you agree that ideally this should be a per-user setting?

The more users agree with 2 and 3, the more weight an upstream bug/request 
ticket will have, at least when the ticket is filed by one of the trac.macports 
administrators. 
I'd also like to think that enough users agree with 1 that should be enough 
motivation for those administrators to consider disabling attachment 
notifications.
(The questions are worded to avoid bias towards preference for the status quo 
through silent agreement.)

I personally have done just fine without being notified about attachments *I 
myself* changed, and since most people will describe the changes made when they 
replace an attachment to a ticket I'm following I don't think I've ever missed 
anything in that domain.

Thanks,
René
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#52752: trac: send fewer emails when replacing an attachment
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  Reporter:  RJVB            |      Owner:  admin@…
      Type:  enhancement     |     Status:  closed
  Priority:  Normal          |  Milestone:
 Component:  server/hosting  |    Version:
Resolution:  wontfix         |   Keywords:  upstream
      Port:                  |
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Changes (by neverpanic):

 * keywords:   => upstream
 * status:  assigned => closed
 * resolution:   => wontfix


Comment:

 This is a Trac upstream problem. We will not attempt to tackle this for
 our installation.

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Ticket URL: <https://trac.macports.org/ticket/52752#comment:7>
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