[ubuntu-x] x-updates: New Drivers PPA for Jaunty

Martin Olsson mnemo at minimum.se
Wed Apr 29 14:01:00 BST 2009

Tormod Volden wrote:
> Yes, I was once member for a short while until I realised the bug mail
> flood. I have since set up some filtering (as far as I can with Gmail)
> so I can handle it better. Since I don't want to waste my time on
> proprietary stuff, it was an issue for me to get bug reports related
> to the closed drivers. Also, since I always subscribe to bug reports
> that interests me and I have time to follow up, it will not make sense
> for me to get the rest of the x-swat bug mail, which I per definition
> do not have time to read :) In addition, I am a "bug-contact" (or
> whatever they call it now) for some specific packages.
> An opt-in mailing list sounds best for me. Or have different teams
> being member of others, like a "x-swat-proprietary" being member of
> "x-swat" etc.

Notice that launchpad offers the ability to subscribe to bugmail
on a "per sourcepackage" basis. What you do is that you go to the
LP page for that source package and then you click the "Bugs" tab.
 From there you can use the top right link titled "Subscribe to bug mail".

Another options is to subscribe through RSS from that same page,
however the actual _content_ of the RSS feed basically sucks right now:

I've filed a malone feature fequest to get RSS entries improved:

Having bug activity fed through RSS also keeps it separate from
your normal bug mail (in case you don't want to create a lot of
mail filters based on the X-Launcpad-Message-Rationale e-mail header.


Honestly, I think it would be a gigantic win for ubuntu if we
could get some upstream devs to subscribe to our bug activity
either though e-mail or RSS. If an upstream dev spends just 20
minutes per week triaging the other triagers can see what kinds
of questions he asks and thus we can improve the value we provide
to upstream. They can also see "the reality" of the bug count
coming in at the front line and they can see bug spikes etc.


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