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> -----Original Message----- > From: David Somers [mailto:dsomers at omz13.com] > Sent: Wednesday, July 06, 2005 4:26 PM > To: cvsnt at cvsnt.org cvsnt downloads at march-hare.com @CVSNT on Twitter CVSNT on Facebook > Cc: Grant Mills > Subject: Re: [cvsnt] Announcement Only Mailing list > > > On Wednesday 06 July 2005 21:56, Grant Mills wrote: > > Hello All, > > I would like to propose again the announcement only mailing > > list. Without this, our only hope of becoming aware of critical > > security fixes is to check the History Page every day. > Please consider > > the announcement only list again. > > Or you could follow the RSS feed: > > http://paris.nodomain.org/blog/xmlsrv/rss2.php?blog=5 > > which contains this information. > My problem is that I'm leaving my current position and have been given very few options for getting announcement information to my replacements. They have created an e-mail alias to which I need to have information sent. So far all of the other components that they will need to handle have an announcements via e-mail: Bugzilla, Apache, PHP, MySQL, ViewCVS (Sourceforge Monitoring). I'm not opposed to using an RSS Feed but I'm not familiar with using them. As far as I understand, RSS would require me, on a daily basis, to go visit a location to check for updates. That puts the responsibility on me (or my replacements) to watch for announcements. I think e-mail is a better solution because I read my e-mail everyday. Being a firmware engineer, it seems like the difference between polling for input and servicing an interrupt. When I get interrupted, I process the information almost immediately. When I'm polling, the latencies tend to be much greater: a week, month, ... Now there may be a way for me to automate the polling to a daily occurrence that I'm not aware of. Not looking to start a war or change policy. If RSS is the only method, then I'll have to figure something out. I was just wondering if an announcement only was still a possibility given my somewhat archaic needs. =============================================================== Grant Mills