[cvsnt] Announcement Only Mailing list

Grant Mills gmills at rdinstruments.com
Thu Jul 7 02:33:12 BST 2005

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Somers [mailto:dsomers at omz13.com] 
> Sent: Wednesday, July 06, 2005 4:26 PM
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> 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

Grant Mills

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