Call for feedback: REVU header and notifications

Siegfried Gevatter (RainCT) rainct at
Sat Feb 28 22:17:29 GMT 2009


Just two quick questions...

First of all, I've been thinking for a while about changing REVU's
subtitle from «A Review Tool for MOTUs» to the more descriptive
«Collaborative Ubuntu Packages Reviewing»; if you have better ideas
let me hear, and if you think we shouldn't change it too (this
shouldn't really make a difference, but I was asked to get feedback on
this ML first as that line has been there forever).

Unrelated to this, Nathan Handler has asked that in the e-mail
notifications send out by REVU the subscribers should not be listed in
a "To:" field but instead as "Bcc:" to hide their e-mails. Personally
I disagree with this, as I like being able to quickly check who else
is interested in a package or know if some interested party has also
got a notification, and it also avoids having to go to Launchpad to
find the e-mail address of someone if you want to contact them
privately. I do not see privacy being a concern here as people
contributing to Ubuntu should be contactable and not be hiding their
e-mail address, it is available on Launchpad anyway (I'm not sure if
notifications are working for people who have set their email to not
be displayed) and if someone wants to harvest e-mails there are way
more efficient ways than subscribing to REVU packages (like looking at
the changelogs). However, I wanted to hear what other people think
about this.


Siegfried-Angel Gevatter Pujals (RainCT)
Ubuntu Developer. Debian Contributor.

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