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1GLEP: 42 1GLEP: 42
2Title: Critical News Reporting 2Title: Critical News Reporting
3Version: $Revision: 1.1 $ 3Version: $Revision: 1.3 $
4Author: Ciaran McCreesh <ciaranm@gentoo.org> 4Author: Ciaran McCreesh <ciaranm@gentoo.org>
5Last-Modified: $Date: 2005/11/05 03:32:09 $ 5Last-Modified: $Date: 2005/11/07 22:26:59 $
6Status: Draft 6Status: Draft
7Type: Standards Track 7Type: Standards Track
8Content-Type: text/x-rst 8Content-Type: text/x-rst
9Created: 31-October-2005 9Created: 31-Oct-2005
10Post-Date: 1-November-2005, 5-November-2005 10Post-History: 1-Nov-2005, 5-Nov-2005
11 11
12Abstract 12Abstract
13======== 13========
14 14
15This GLEP proposes a new way of informing users about important updates and news 15This GLEP proposes a new way of informing users about important updates and news
36 36
37An adequate solution must meet all of the following requirements: 37An adequate solution must meet all of the following requirements:
38 38
39Preemptive 39Preemptive
40 Users should be told of changes *before* they break the user's system, 40 Users should be told of changes *before* they break the user's system,
41 after the damage has already been done. 41 not after the damage has already been done.
42 42
43No user subscription required 43No user subscription required
44 It has already been demonstrated [#forums-whining]_ that many users do not 44 It has already been demonstrated [#forums-whining]_ that many users do not
45 read the ``gentoo-announce`` mailing list or ``RSS`` feeds. A solution which 45 read the ``gentoo-announce`` mailing list or ``RSS`` feeds. A solution which
46 requires subscription has no advantage over current methods. 46 requires subscription has no advantage over current methods.
200The header section must be followed by a blank line, then the main body of the 200The header section must be followed by a blank line, then the main body of the
201text. 201text.
202 202
203The text body should be wrapped at 72 characters. No fancy formatting or tab 203The text body should be wrapped at 72 characters. No fancy formatting or tab
204characters should be used -- the news item may be being displayed directly to a 204characters should be used -- the news item may be being displayed directly to a
205terminal. Paragraphs should be separated by two blank lines. 205terminal. Paragraphs should be separated by a blank line.
206 206
207Hyperlinks may be used to refer to further information (for example, an upgrade 207Hyperlinks may be used to refer to further information (for example, an upgrade
208guide). However, the main body of the news item should be descriptive and not 208guide). However, the main body of the news item should be descriptive and not
209simply a "read this link" text. It is assumed that the user will have access to 209simply a "read this link" text. It is assumed that the user will have access to
210a web browser *somewhere*, but not necessarily on the box which is being 210a web browser *somewhere*, but not necessarily on the box which is being
378 378
379:: 379::
380 380
381 # Copyright 1999-2005 Gentoo Foundation 381 # Copyright 1999-2005 Gentoo Foundation
382 # Distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License v2 382 # Distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License v2
383 # $Id: glep-0042.txt,v 1.1 2005/11/05 03:32:09 g2boojum Exp $ 383 # $Id: glep-0042.txt,v 1.3 2005/11/07 22:26:59 ciaranm Exp $
384 384
385 DESCRIPTION="Read important Gentoo news items" 385 DESCRIPTION="Read important Gentoo news items"
386 MAINTAINER="ciaranm@gentoo.org" 386 MAINTAINER="ciaranm@gentoo.org"
387 SVN_DATE='$Date: 2005/11/05 03:32:09 $' 387 SVN_DATE='$Date: 2005/11/07 22:26:59 $'
388 VERSION=$(svn_date_to_version "${SVN_DATE}" ) 388 VERSION=$(svn_date_to_version "${SVN_DATE}" )
389 389
390 get_news_item_list() { 390 get_news_item_list() {
391 [[ -d "${ROOT}/var/lib/gentoo/news" ]] || return 391 [[ -d "${ROOT}/var/lib/gentoo/news" ]] || return
392 ( 392 (

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