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31<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">GLEP:</th><td class="field-body">42</td> 31<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">GLEP:</th><td class="field-body">42</td>
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33<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Title:</th><td class="field-body">Critical News Reporting</td> 33<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Title:</th><td class="field-body">Critical News Reporting</td>
34</tr> 34</tr>
35<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Version:</th><td class="field-body">1.1</td> 35<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Version:</th><td class="field-body">1.2</td>
36</tr> 36</tr>
37<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Author:</th><td class="field-body">Ciaran McCreesh &lt;ciaranm&#32;&#97;t&#32;gentoo.org&gt;</td> 37<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Author:</th><td class="field-body">Ciaran McCreesh &lt;ciaranm&#32;&#97;t&#32;gentoo.org&gt;</td>
38</tr> 38</tr>
39<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Last-Modified:</th><td class="field-body"><a class="reference" href="http://www.gentoo.org/cgi-bin/viewcvs/xml/htdocs/proj/en/glep/glep-0042.txt?cvsroot=gentoo">2005/11/05 03:32:09</a></td> 39<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Last-Modified:</th><td class="field-body"><a class="reference" href="http://www.gentoo.org/cgi-bin/viewcvs/xml/htdocs/proj/en/glep/glep-0042.txt?cvsroot=gentoo">2005/11/07 17:02:42</a></td>
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41<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Status:</th><td class="field-body">Draft</td> 41<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Status:</th><td class="field-body">Draft</td>
42</tr> 42</tr>
43<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Type:</th><td class="field-body">Standards Track</td> 43<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Type:</th><td class="field-body">Standards Track</td>
44</tr> 44</tr>
45<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Content-Type:</th><td class="field-body"><a class="reference" href="http://www.python.org/peps/glep-0012.html">text/x-rst</a></td> 45<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Content-Type:</th><td class="field-body"><a class="reference" href="http://www.python.org/peps/glep-0012.html">text/x-rst</a></td>
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47<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Created:</th><td class="field-body">31-October-2005</td> 47<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Created:</th><td class="field-body">31-Oct-2005</td>
48</tr> 48</tr>
49<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Post-Date:</th><td class="field-body">1-November-2005, 5-November-2005</td> 49<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Post-History:</th><td class="field-body">1-Nov-2005, 5-Nov-2005</td>
50</tr> 50</tr>
51</tbody> 51</tbody>
52</table> 52</table>
53<hr /> 53<hr />
54<div class="contents topic" id="contents"> 54<div class="contents topic" id="contents">
112<h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id16" name="requirements">Requirements</a></h1> 112<h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id16" name="requirements">Requirements</a></h1>
113<p>An adequate solution must meet all of the following requirements:</p> 113<p>An adequate solution must meet all of the following requirements:</p>
114<dl class="docutils"> 114<dl class="docutils">
115<dt>Preemptive</dt> 115<dt>Preemptive</dt>
116<dd>Users should be told of changes <em>before</em> they break the user's system, 116<dd>Users should be told of changes <em>before</em> they break the user's system,
117after the damage has already been done.</dd> 117not after the damage has already been done.</dd>
118<dt>No user subscription required</dt> 118<dt>No user subscription required</dt>
119<dd>It has already been demonstrated <a class="footnote-reference" href="#forums-whining" id="id1" name="id1">[4]</a> that many users do not 119<dd>It has already been demonstrated <a class="footnote-reference" href="#forums-whining" id="id1" name="id1">[4]</a> that many users do not
120read the <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">gentoo-announce</span></tt> mailing list or <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">RSS</span></tt> feeds. A solution which 120read the <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">gentoo-announce</span></tt> mailing list or <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">RSS</span></tt> feeds. A solution which
121requires subscription has no advantage over current methods.</dd> 121requires subscription has no advantage over current methods.</dd>
122<dt>No user monitoring required</dt> 122<dt>No user monitoring required</dt>
255<h3><a class="toc-backref" href="#id21" name="news-item-body">News Item Body</a></h3> 255<h3><a class="toc-backref" href="#id21" name="news-item-body">News Item Body</a></h3>
256<p>The header section must be followed by a blank line, then the main body of the 256<p>The header section must be followed by a blank line, then the main body of the
257text.</p> 257text.</p>
258<p>The text body should be wrapped at 72 characters. No fancy formatting or tab 258<p>The text body should be wrapped at 72 characters. No fancy formatting or tab
259characters should be used -- the news item may be being displayed directly to a 259characters should be used -- the news item may be being displayed directly to a
260terminal. Paragraphs should be separated by two blank lines.</p> 260terminal. Paragraphs should be separated by a blank line.</p>
261<p>Hyperlinks may be used to refer to further information (for example, an upgrade 261<p>Hyperlinks may be used to refer to further information (for example, an upgrade
262guide). However, the main body of the news item should be descriptive and not 262guide). However, the main body of the news item should be descriptive and not
263simply a &quot;read this link&quot; text. It is assumed that the user will have access to 263simply a &quot;read this link&quot; text. It is assumed that the user will have access to
264a web browser <em>somewhere</em>, but not necessarily on the box which is being 264a web browser <em>somewhere</em>, but not necessarily on the box which is being
265administrated -- this will be the case on may servers and routers, for example.</p> 265administrated -- this will be the case on may servers and routers, for example.</p>
414<h2><a class="toc-backref" href="#id33" name="simple-eselect-news-client">Simple <tt class="docutils literal docutils literal"><span class="pre">eselect</span></tt> News Client</a></h2> 414<h2><a class="toc-backref" href="#id33" name="simple-eselect-news-client">Simple <tt class="docutils literal docutils literal"><span class="pre">eselect</span></tt> News Client</a></h2>
415<p>A demonstration <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">eselect</span></tt> news display script follows:</p> 415<p>A demonstration <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">eselect</span></tt> news display script follows:</p>
416<pre class="literal-block"> 416<pre class="literal-block">
417# Copyright 1999-2005 Gentoo Foundation 417# Copyright 1999-2005 Gentoo Foundation
418# Distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License v2 418# Distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License v2
419# $Id: glep-0042.html,v 1.1 2005/11/05 03:33:17 g2boojum Exp $ 419# $Id: glep-0042.html,v 1.3 2005/11/07 22:26:59 ciaranm Exp $
420 420
421DESCRIPTION=&quot;Read important Gentoo news items&quot; 421DESCRIPTION=&quot;Read important Gentoo news items&quot;
422MAINTAINER=&quot;ciaranm&#64;gentoo.org&quot; 422MAINTAINER=&quot;ciaranm&#64;gentoo.org&quot;
423SVN_DATE='$Date: 2005/11/05 03:33:17 $' 423SVN_DATE='$Date: 2005/11/07 22:26:59 $'
424VERSION=$(svn_date_to_version &quot;${SVN_DATE}&quot; ) 424VERSION=$(svn_date_to_version &quot;${SVN_DATE}&quot; )
425 425
426get_news_item_list() { 426get_news_item_list() {
427 [[ -d &quot;${ROOT}/var/lib/gentoo/news&quot; ]] || return 427 [[ -d &quot;${ROOT}/var/lib/gentoo/news&quot; ]] || return
428 ( 428 (
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