> On Mittwoch, 30. September 2015, Mattia Rizzolo wrote:
> > > I think there is value in receiving these notifications, they provide
> > > timely feedback about the status of our packages.
> > > 
> > > Maybe we can setup a mailing list for this, something like
> > > pkg-java-bui...@lists.alioth.debian.org? (we already have
> > > pkg-java-commits, for example).
> > 
> > This wouldn't work with the current implementation, which is emailing
> > $p...@packages.debian.org.  Anyway, I received a suggestion of setting up
> > a new PTS keyword, so then people can go and subscribe there, maybe
> > using the team facility of the new tracker to subscribe to the whole lot
> > (i beliebe it works that way?).
> > 
> > Does anybody knows how to achive that?

What kind of mails are we referring to?

In general, it's OK to use the package tracker to relay important data
about the packages... but I don't think that a dedicated keyword helps
here. We have a "build" keyword already and I believe that reproducible
mails should be sent via that keyword as well.

That said it depends on the mails... we really want only notifications
when something significant changes.

About the implementation it can be done simply by mailing a specific
email address that encodes both the package and the keyword.

Raphaël Hertzog ◈ Debian Developer

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