[ubuntu-x] RFC: ubuntu-x team package bug subscriptions change

Bryce Harrington bryce at canonical.com
Tue Oct 16 22:17:37 UTC 2012

Can I interpret the lack of reply as general acceptance (or don't care)?

I'll give to the end of the week for anyone to raise red flags,
otherwise will go ahead and turn off the emails.


On Thu, Oct 11, 2012 at 12:42:30PM -0700, Bryce Harrington wrote:
> We subscribe the ubuntu-x team to all packages in the distro that we
> consider under our maintainership.  That includes all the debian X
> stuff, plus many third party drivers, assorted tools, etc.
> In launchpad, "subscription" was originally intended as a way to get
> emailed for every bug filed, changed, or otherwise touched.  Long ago
> launchpad didn't have any ways to configure that.  The result was that
> by joining the ubuntu-x team, you were giving it a license to innundate
> your mail box (and motivating you to learn procmail!)  :-)
> (To be said, it's had a "positive" effect of encouraging people to remove
> themselves from the ubuntu-x tean when they're no longer interested in
> working on X.)
> These days launchpad gives us a lot more control over what gets emailed
> (if anything) for package subscriptions.  So we now have the power to
> end the bug mail spammery, if we want.
> So, my question is this:  Do any current ubuntu-x members depend on
> having this deluge of bug mail?
> If not, my proposal is we shut it off.
> If some people do like having an X bug firehose, I would propose instead
> that we set up one or more subteams (ubuntu-x-bugs-XYZ) subscribed to
> subsets of packages people actually do care about (like, one for
> proprietary driver bugs, one for the core graphics stack, one for input
> bugs, etc.)
> Thoughts and opinions?
> Bryce

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