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1GLEP: 42 1GLEP: 42
2Title: Critical News Reporting 2Title: Critical News Reporting
3Version: $Revision: 1.9 $ 3Version: $Revision: 1.10 $
4Author: Ciaran McCreesh <ciaranm@gentoo.org> 4Author: Ciaran McCreesh <ciaranm@gentoo.org>
5Last-Modified: $Date: 2006/03/06 03:12:08 $ 5Last-Modified: $Date: 2006/06/12 22:03:07 $
6Status: Draft 6Status: Draft
7Type: Standards Track 7Type: Standards Track
8Content-Type: text/x-rst 8Content-Type: text/x-rst
9Created: 31-Oct-2005 9Created: 31-Oct-2005
10Post-History: 1-Nov-2005, 5-Nov-2005, 7-Nov-2005, 11-Dec-2005, 13-Dec-2005, 18-Dec-2005, 5-Jan-2006, 2-Mar-2006, 6-Mar-2006 10Post-History: 1-Nov-2005, 5-Nov-2005, 7-Nov-2005, 11-Dec-2005, 13-Dec-2005, 18-Dec-2005, 5-Jan-2006, 2-Mar-2006, 6-Mar-2006, 12-Jun-2006
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
448the ``news/`` directory. 448the ``news/`` directory.
449 449
450Reference Implementation 450Reference Implementation
451======================== 451========================
452 452
453TODO 453A reference implementation of the required package manager support can be found
454in Paludis [#paludis]_, along with a reference newsreader implemented as an
455eselect module [#eselect-news]_.
454 456
455Credits 457Credits
456======= 458=======
457 459
458The idea behind notifying users of news updates via Portage comes from Stuart 460The idea behind notifying users of news updates via Portage comes from Stuart
502 Albertson, 504 Albertson,
503 http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=gentoo-dev&m=113111585907703&w=2 505 http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=gentoo-dev&m=113111585907703&w=2
504.. [#rfc-822] RFC 822 "Standard for the format of ARPA Internet text messages" 506.. [#rfc-822] RFC 822 "Standard for the format of ARPA Internet text messages"
505.. [#rfc-3629] RFC 3629: "UTF-8, a transformation format of ISO 10646" 507.. [#rfc-3629] RFC 3629: "UTF-8, a transformation format of ISO 10646"
506 http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc3629.txt 508 http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc3629.txt
509.. [#paludis] Paludis homepage, http://paludis.berlios.de
510.. [#eselect-news] news.eselect, http://svn.berlios.de/svnroot/repos/paludis/trunk/eselect/news.eselect
507.. [#stuart-blog] "Favouring an automatic news mechanism", Stuart Herbert, 511.. [#stuart-blog] "Favouring an automatic news mechanism", Stuart Herbert,
508 http://stu.gnqs.org/diary/gentoo.php/2005/10/28/favouring_an_automatic_news_mechanism 512 http://stu.gnqs.org/diary/gentoo.php/2005/10/28/favouring_an_automatic_news_mechanism
509 513
510Copyright 514Copyright
511========= 515=========

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