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26     <tr class="field"><th class="field-name">GLEP:</th><td class="field-body">42</td>
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28     <tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Title:</th><td class="field-body">Critical News Reporting</td>
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30 zmedico 1.19 <tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Version:</th><td class="field-body">1.14</td>
31 g2boojum 1.1 </tr>
32 g2boojum 1.13 <tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Author:</th><td class="field-body">Ciaran McCreesh &lt;ciaranm&#32;&#97;t&#32;gentoo.org&gt;,
33     Stephen Bennett &lt;spb&#32;&#97;t&#32;gentoo.org&gt;,
34     Zach Medico &lt;zmedico&#32;&#97;t&#32;gentoo.org&gt;</td>
35 g2boojum 1.1 </tr>
36 zmedico 1.19 <tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Last-Modified:</th><td class="field-body"><a class="reference external" href="http://www.gentoo.org/cgi-bin/viewcvs.cgi/xml/htdocs/proj/en/glep/glep-0042.txt?cvsroot=gentoo">2010/02/22 11:38:26</a></td>
37 g2boojum 1.1 </tr>
38 antarus 1.17 <tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Status:</th><td class="field-body">Final</td>
39 g2boojum 1.1 </tr>
40     <tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Type:</th><td class="field-body">Standards Track</td>
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42 zmedico 1.19 <tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Content-Type:</th><td class="field-body"><a class="reference external" href="glep-0002.html">text/x-rst</a></td>
43 g2boojum 1.1 </tr>
44 ciaranm 1.3 <tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Created:</th><td class="field-body">31-Oct-2005</td>
45 g2boojum 1.1 </tr>
46 g2boojum 1.14 <tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Post-History:</th><td class="field-body">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, 5-Sep-2006</td>
47 g2boojum 1.1 </tr>
48     </tbody>
49     </table>
50     <hr />
51 zmedico 1.19 <div class="contents topic" id="contents">
52     <p class="topic-title first">Contents</p>
53 g2boojum 1.1 <ul class="simple">
54 zmedico 1.19 <li><a class="reference internal" href="#abstract" id="id22">Abstract</a></li>
55     <li><a class="reference internal" href="#motivation" id="id23">Motivation</a></li>
56     <li><a class="reference internal" href="#requirements" id="id24">Requirements</a></li>
57     <li><a class="reference internal" href="#specification" id="id25">Specification</a><ul>
58     <li><a class="reference internal" href="#overview" id="id26">Overview</a></li>
59     <li><a class="reference internal" href="#required-portage-enhancements" id="id27">Required Portage Enhancements</a></li>
60     <li><a class="reference internal" href="#news-item-identities" id="id28">News Item Identities</a></li>
61     <li><a class="reference internal" href="#news-item-directories" id="id29">News Item Directories</a></li>
62     <li><a class="reference internal" href="#news-item-files" id="id30">News Item Files</a><ul>
63     <li><a class="reference internal" href="#news-item-headers" id="id31">News Item Headers</a></li>
64     <li><a class="reference internal" href="#news-item-body" id="id32">News Item Body</a></li>
65     <li><a class="reference internal" href="#example-news-item" id="id33">Example News Item</a></li>
66 g2boojum 1.1 </ul>
67     </li>
68 zmedico 1.19 <li><a class="reference internal" href="#news-item-quality-control" id="id34">News Item Quality Control</a></li>
69     <li><a class="reference internal" href="#news-item-distribution" id="id35">News Item Distribution</a><ul>
70     <li><a class="reference internal" href="#server-side" id="id36">Server Side</a></li>
71     <li><a class="reference internal" href="#client-side" id="id37">Client Side</a></li>
72 g2boojum 1.1 </ul>
73     </li>
74 zmedico 1.19 <li><a class="reference internal" href="#news-item-clients" id="id38">News Item Clients</a></li>
75     <li><a class="reference internal" href="#news-item-removal" id="id39">News Item Removal</a></li>
76 g2boojum 1.1 </ul>
77     </li>
78 zmedico 1.19 <li><a class="reference internal" href="#integration-with-existing-systems" id="id40">Integration with Existing Systems</a></li>
79     <li><a class="reference internal" href="#backwards-compatibility" id="id41">Backwards Compatibility</a></li>
80     <li><a class="reference internal" href="#reference-implementation" id="id42">Reference Implementation</a></li>
81     <li><a class="reference internal" href="#credits" id="id43">Credits</a></li>
82     <li><a class="reference internal" href="#example-files" id="id44">Example Files</a></li>
83     <li><a class="reference internal" href="#references" id="id45">References</a></li>
84     <li><a class="reference internal" href="#copyright" id="id46">Copyright</a></li>
85 g2boojum 1.1 </ul>
86     </div>
87 zmedico 1.19 <div class="section" id="abstract">
88     <h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id22">Abstract</a></h1>
89 g2boojum 1.1 <p>This GLEP proposes a new way of informing users about important updates and news
90 ciaranm 1.9 related to the tree.</p>
91 g2boojum 1.1 </div>
92 zmedico 1.19 <div class="section" id="motivation">
93     <h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id23">Motivation</a></h1>
94 ciaranm 1.4 <p>Although most package updates are clean and require little user action,
95 ciaranm 1.9 occasionally an upgrade requires user intervention. Recent examples of the
96 zmedico 1.19 latter include the <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">gcc-3.4</span></tt> stabilisation on <tt class="docutils literal">x86</tt> and the <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">mysql-4.1</span></tt>
97 ciaranm 1.9 database format changes.</p>
98 ciaranm 1.4 <p>There are currently several ways of delivering important news items to our
99     users, none of them particularly effective:</p>
100 g2boojum 1.1 <ul class="simple">
101     <li>Gentoo Weekly News</li>
102 ciaranm 1.4 <li>The <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">gentoo-announce</span></tt>, <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">gentoo-user</span></tt> and <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">gentoo-dev</span></tt> mailing lists</li>
103 g2boojum 1.1 <li>The Gentoo Forums</li>
104     <li>The main Gentoo website</li>
105     <li>RSS feeds of Gentoo news</li>
106 zmedico 1.19 <li><tt class="docutils literal">einfo</tt> and <tt class="docutils literal">ewarn</tt> messages in <tt class="docutils literal">pkg_setup</tt> or <tt class="docutils literal">pkg_postinst</tt></li>
107 g2boojum 1.1 </ul>
108     <p>A more reliable way of getting news of critical updates out to users is required
109 ciaranm 1.9 to avoid repeats of various prior upgrade debacles. This GLEP proposes a
110 zmedico 1.19 solution based around pushing news items out to the user via the <tt class="docutils literal">rsync</tt> tree.</p>
111 ciaranm 1.4 <div class="important">
112     <p class="first admonition-title">Important</p>
113 zmedico 1.19 <p class="last">This GLEP does not seek to replace or modify <tt class="docutils literal">einfo</tt> messages
114 ciaranm 1.4 which are displayed post-install. That is a separate issue which is handled
115 zmedico 1.19 by <tt class="docutils literal">elog</tt> <a class="footnote-reference" href="#bug-11359" id="id1">[1]</a>.</p>
116 ciaranm 1.4 </div>
117 g2boojum 1.1 </div>
118 zmedico 1.19 <div class="section" id="requirements">
119     <h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id24">Requirements</a></h1>
120 g2boojum 1.1 <p>An adequate solution must meet all of the following requirements:</p>
121     <dl class="docutils">
122     <dt>Preemptive</dt>
123 ciaranm 1.4 <dd>Users should be told of changes <em>before</em> they break a system, not after the
124     damage has already been done. Ideally, the system administrator would be
125     given ample warning to plan difficult upgrades and changes, rather than only
126     being told just before action is necessary.</dd>
127 g2boojum 1.1 <dt>No user subscription required</dt>
128 zmedico 1.19 <dd>It has already been demonstrated <a class="footnote-reference" href="#forums-apache2" id="id2">[5]</a> that many users do not
129     read the <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">gentoo-announce</span></tt> mailing list or <tt class="docutils literal">RSS</tt> feeds. A solution that
130 g2boojum 1.1 requires subscription has no advantage over current methods.</dd>
131     <dt>No user monitoring required</dt>
132 zmedico 1.19 <dd>It has already been demonstrated <a class="footnote-reference" href="#forums-apache2" id="id3">[5]</a> that many users do not
133 g2boojum 1.1 read news items posted to the Gentoo website, or do not read news items
134     until it is too late. A solution that relies upon active monitoring of a
135     particular source has no advantage over current methods.</dd>
136     <dt>Relevant</dt>
137     <dd>System administrators who do not use a particular package should not have to
138     read news items which affect purely that package. Some news items may be of
139     relevance to most or all users, but those that are not should not be forced
140     upon users unnecessarily.</dd>
141     <dt>Lightweight</dt>
142     <dd>It is not reasonable to expect all users to have an MTA, web browser, email
143 ciaranm 1.4 client, cron daemon or text processing suite available on their system.
144     Users must not be forced to install unreasonable extra software to be able
145     to read news items.</dd>
146 g2boojum 1.1 <dt>No privacy violations</dt>
147     <dd>Users of the solution should not be required to provide information about
148     their systems (for example, IP addresses or installed packages).</dd>
149     <dt>Multiple delivery method support</dt>
150     <dd>Some users may wish to view news items via email, some via a terminal and
151     some via a web browser. A solution should either support all of these
152 ciaranm 1.4 methods or (better still) make it simple to write clients for displaying
153 g2boojum 1.1 news items in different ways.</dd>
154     </dl>
155     <p>The following characteristics would be desirable:</p>
156     <dl class="docutils">
157     <dt>Internationalisable</dt>
158     <dd>Being able to provide messages in multiple languages may be beneficial.</dd>
159     <dt>Quality control</dt>
160     <dd>There should be some way to ensure that badly written or irrelevant messages
161 ciaranm 1.4 are not sent out, for example by inexperienced developers or those whose
162     English language skills are below par.</dd>
163 g2boojum 1.1 <dt>Simple for developers</dt>
164     <dd>Posting news items should be as simple as is reasonably possible.</dd>
165     <dt>Simple for users</dt>
166     <dd>Reading relevant news items should be as simple as is reasonably possible.</dd>
167     <dt>Compatibility with existing and future news sources</dt>
168     <dd>A news system would ideally be able to be integrated with existing news
169     sources (for example, Forums, GWN, the main Gentoo website) without
170     excessive difficulty. Similarly, easy interoperation with any future news
171     sources should not be precluded.</dd>
172     </dl>
173     </div>
174 zmedico 1.19 <div class="section" id="specification">
175     <h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id25">Specification</a></h1>
176     <div class="section" id="overview">
177     <h2><a class="toc-backref" href="#id26">Overview</a></h2>
178 g2boojum 1.1 <p>News items are published and delivered to users as follows:</p>
179     <ol class="arabic simple">
180 ciaranm 1.4 <li>A news item is written. The format to be used is described below.</li>
181 g2boojum 1.1 <li>The news item is reviewed, following the process described in
182 zmedico 1.19 <a class="reference internal" href="#news-item-quality-control">News Item Quality Control</a>.</li>
183     <li>The news item is committed to a CVS (or Subversion <a class="footnote-reference" href="#glep-36" id="id4">[9]</a>) repository.
184     From here, it is merged with the rsync tree. This is described in <a class="reference internal" href="#news-item-distribution">News Item
185 g2boojum 1.1 Distribution</a>.</li>
186     <li>Users fetch the news item when they sync. This ensures that the news items in
187     question are pushed to the user before the user accidentally makes an
188     unwanted change. No changes to the existing rsync process are required by
189     this GLEP.</li>
190 ciaranm 1.4 <li>The package manager filters the news item and, if it is relevant, marks the
191     news item for reading. The package manager should also display a notice
192     informing the user that there are unread news items.</li>
193 zmedico 1.19 <li>The news item is handled by the user's choice of news item reader. See <a class="reference internal" href="#news-item-clients">News
194 g2boojum 1.1 Item Clients</a>.</li>
195     </ol>
196     </div>
197 zmedico 1.19 <div class="section" id="required-portage-enhancements">
198     <h2><a class="toc-backref" href="#id27">Required Portage Enhancements</a></h2>
199 ciaranm 1.6 <p>The following extensions to Portage are required:</p>
200     <ul class="simple">
201     <li>Every repository (including overlays) will require a unique identifier. It is
202     assumed that an identifier will be a string consisting of characters from
203 zmedico 1.19 <tt class="docutils literal">a</tt> to <tt class="docutils literal">z</tt>, <tt class="docutils literal">A</tt> to <tt class="docutils literal">Z</tt>, <tt class="docutils literal">0</tt> to <tt class="docutils literal">9</tt>, <tt class="docutils literal">+</tt> (plus), <tt class="docutils literal">-</tt> (hyphen)
204     <tt class="docutils literal">_</tt> (underscore).</li>
205 ciaranm 1.6 <li>Portage must provide a way for external programs to obtain a list of all
206     repository identifiers for a given system. It is assumed that this will be in
207 zmedico 1.19 the form of a <tt class="docutils literal">portageq</tt> command (e.g. <tt class="docutils literal">portageq get_repo_ids</tt>).</li>
208 ciaranm 1.6 <li>Portage must provide a way for external programs to obtain the base path for
209     a repository with a given ID. It is assumed that this will be in the form of
210 zmedico 1.19 a <tt class="docutils literal">portageq</tt> command (e.g. <tt class="docutils literal">portageq get_repo_root <span class="pre">gentoo-x86</span></tt>).</li>
211     <li>Portage must extend <tt class="docutils literal">portageq has_version</tt> to support restrictions to a
212 ciaranm 1.6 given repository ID.</li>
213 zmedico 1.19 <li>Portage must extend <tt class="docutils literal">portageq</tt> to implement a command which returns whether
214 ciaranm 1.10 or not the profile used for a given repository ID is exactly the given profile
215 zmedico 1.19 (e.g. <tt class="docutils literal">portageq profile_used <span class="pre">default-linux/sparc/sparc64/2004.3</span>
216 ciaranm 1.10 <span class="pre">gentoo-x86</span></tt>).</li>
217 ciaranm 1.6 </ul>
218     <p>These extensions are assumed during the following specification.</p>
219     </div>
220 zmedico 1.19 <div class="section" id="news-item-identities">
221     <h2><a class="toc-backref" href="#id28">News Item Identities</a></h2>
222 ciaranm 1.4 <p>Each news item will have a unique identifier. This identifier will be in the
223 zmedico 1.19 form <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">yyyy-mm-dd-short-name</span></tt>, where <tt class="docutils literal">yyyy</tt> is the year (e.g. <tt class="docutils literal">2005</tt>),
224     <tt class="docutils literal">mm</tt> is the month (<tt class="docutils literal">01</tt> through <tt class="docutils literal">12</tt>) and dd is the day of the month
225     (<tt class="docutils literal">01</tt> through <tt class="docutils literal">31</tt>). The <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">short-name</span></tt> is a very short name describing the
226 ciaranm 1.4 news item (e.g. <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">yoursql-updates</span></tt>), consisting only of the characters <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">a-z</span></tt>,
227 zmedico 1.19 <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">0-9</span></tt>, <tt class="docutils literal">+</tt> (plus), <tt class="docutils literal">-</tt> (hyphen) and <tt class="docutils literal">_</tt> (underscore).</p>
228 ciaranm 1.4 </div>
229 zmedico 1.19 <div class="section" id="news-item-directories">
230     <h2><a class="toc-backref" href="#id29">News Item Directories</a></h2>
231 ciaranm 1.4 <p>Each news item will be represented by a directory whose name is the same as the
232     news item's identifier.</p>
233     <p>The directory will contain a file named <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">yyyy-mm-dd-short-name.en.txt</span></tt>, which
234     contains the text of the news item, in English, in the format described below.</p>
235     <p>If a news item is translated, other files named <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">yyyy-mm-dd-short-name.xx.txt</span></tt>
236 zmedico 1.19 (where <tt class="docutils literal">xx</tt> is the ISO 639 <a class="footnote-reference" href="#iso-639" id="id5">[11]</a> two letter country code, and the date
237 ciaranm 1.9 remains the same as the original news item) will also be provided. However, only
238     the English version of a news item is authoritative. This anglocentricity is
239 zmedico 1.19 justified by precedent <a class="footnote-reference" href="#glep-34" id="id6">[8]</a>.</p>
240 ciaranm 1.4 </div>
241 zmedico 1.19 <div class="section" id="news-item-files">
242     <h2><a class="toc-backref" href="#id30">News Item Files</a></h2>
243     <p>A news item file is a text file, encoded using UTF-8 <a class="footnote-reference" href="#rfc-3629" id="id7">[14]</a> for
244 ciaranm 1.4 compatibility with and for the same reasons as existing Gentoo documentation
245 zmedico 1.19 <a class="footnote-reference" href="#docs-policy" id="id8">[2]</a> and the tree <a class="footnote-reference" href="#glep-31" id="id9">[7]</a>.</p>
246 ciaranm 1.7 <p>News items must be signed with a detached GPG signature.:</p>
247 ciaranm 1.4 <pre class="literal-block">
248     gpg --armour --detach-sign ????-??-??-*.??.txt
249     </pre>
250 ciaranm 1.7 <p>This GLEP does not specify the type or strength of signature to be used, nor
251     does it discuss how, if at all, a centralised keychain will be provided. These
252     issues should be handled as part of the signing policy discussions.</p>
253 zmedico 1.19 <p>A news item file's content will consist of an <a class="reference external" href="http://www.faqs.org/rfcs/rfc822.html">RFC 822</a> style header <a class="footnote-reference" href="#rfc-822" id="id10">[13]</a>
254 g2boojum 1.1 followed by the main body of the message as plain text. This GLEP defines
255 ciaranm 1.4 various optional and mandatory headers. Future GLEPs may propose new headers —
256 g2boojum 1.1 tools handling these news items must ignore any unrecognised header.</p>
257 zmedico 1.19 <div class="section" id="news-item-headers">
258     <h3><a class="toc-backref" href="#id31">News Item Headers</a></h3>
259 g2boojum 1.1 <p>The following headers describe the purpose and format of the news item:</p>
260     <dl class="docutils">
261 zmedico 1.19 <dt><tt class="docutils literal">Title:</tt></dt>
262 g2boojum 1.1 <dd>A short (maximum 44 characters) descriptive title. Mandatory.</dd>
263 zmedico 1.19 <dt><tt class="docutils literal">Author:</tt></dt>
264     <dd>Author's name and email address, in the form <tt class="docutils literal">Real Name &lt;email&#64;address&gt;</tt>.
265 ciaranm 1.4 Mandatory; multiple author headers may be specified if appropriate.</dd>
266 zmedico 1.19 <dt><tt class="docutils literal">Translator:</tt></dt>
267 ciaranm 1.4 <dd>For translated news items, the translator's name and email address. Multiple
268     translator headers may be specified if appropriate.</dd>
269 g2boojum 1.1 <dt><tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">Content-Type:</span></tt></dt>
270 zmedico 1.19 <dd>Must be <tt class="docutils literal">text/plain</tt>. Mandatory.</dd>
271     <dt><tt class="docutils literal">Posted:</tt></dt>
272 ciaranm 1.6 <dd>Date of posting, in <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">yyyy-mm-dd</span></tt> format (e.g. 2005-12-18) for
273 zmedico 1.19 compatibility with GLEP 45 <a class="footnote-reference" href="#glep-45" id="id11">[10]</a>. Translations should use the date
274 ciaranm 1.9 of the original news item. Mandatory.</dd>
275 zmedico 1.19 <dt><tt class="docutils literal">Revision:</tt></dt>
276 ciaranm 1.7 <dd>Initially 1. Should be incremented every time a change is made to the news
277     item. Changes that require a re-read of the news item (i.e., most changes
278     that are not spelling or formatting related) should instead use a new news
279     item. Mandatory.</dd>
280 g2boojum 1.1 <dt><tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">News-Item-Format:</span></tt></dt>
281 zmedico 1.19 <dd>Must be <tt class="docutils literal">1.0</tt>. Future revisions to the format may increment the minor
282 g2boojum 1.1 number for backwards-compatible changes, or the major number for major
283     changes.</dd>
284     </dl>
285 ciaranm 1.4 <p>The following headers are used for filtering:</p>
286 g2boojum 1.1 <dl class="docutils">
287     <dt><tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">Display-If-Installed:</span></tt></dt>
288 ciaranm 1.7 <dd>A dependency atom (for example, <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">&lt;dev-lang/php-5_alpha</span></tt> or
289     <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">net-www/apache</span></tt>). If the user has the package specified installed from
290     the repository from which the news item was obtained, the news item should
291     be displayed.</dd>
292 g2boojum 1.1 <dt><tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">Display-If-Keyword:</span></tt></dt>
293 zmedico 1.19 <dd>A keyword <a class="footnote-reference" href="#glep-22" id="id12">[6]</a> name, for example <tt class="docutils literal">mips</tt> or <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">x86-fbsd</span></tt>. If the
294 ciaranm 1.4 user is on the keyword in question, the news item should be displayed.</dd>
295 g2boojum 1.1 <dt><tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">Display-If-Profile:</span></tt></dt>
296 ciaranm 1.6 <dd>A profile path, for example <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">default-linux/sparc/sparc64/server</span></tt>. If the
297 ciaranm 1.11 user is using the exact profile in question, the news item should be
298 zmedico 1.19 displayed. This header may be used to replace <tt class="docutils literal">deprecated</tt> files in the
299 ciaranm 1.11 future.</dd>
300 g2boojum 1.1 </dl>
301 ciaranm 1.4 <div class="note">
302     <p class="first admonition-title">Note</p>
303     <p class="last">When performing package moves, developers must also update any
304     relevant <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">Display-If-Installed</span></tt> headers in news files.</p>
305     </div>
306     <p>The algorithm used to determine whether a news item is 'relevant' is as
307     follows:</p>
308     <ul class="simple">
309     <li>For each <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">Display-If-</span></tt> header type which occurs at least once:<ul>
310     <li>The news item is not relevant if none of the headers of this type are
311     successfully matched.</li>
312     </ul>
313     </li>
314     <li>Otherwise the news item is relevant.</li>
315     </ul>
316     <p>In particular, if no <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">Display-If-</span></tt> header is specified, a news item will be
317     relevant for all users.</p>
318     <p>This algorithm was chosen because it makes conditions like &quot;display this news
319 zmedico 1.19 item for <tt class="docutils literal">YourSQL</tt> users who are on <tt class="docutils literal">sparc</tt> or <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">x86-obsd</span></tt> relatively
320 ciaranm 1.4 simple to specify — it is believed that these kinds of condition are far more
321 zmedico 1.19 likely to occur than &quot;display this news item for people using <tt class="docutils literal">YourSQL</tt>, or
322     for people on <tt class="docutils literal">sparc</tt> or <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">x86-obsd</span></tt>&quot; or &quot;display these news items for
323     people who use <tt class="docutils literal">YourSQL</tt> and who are on both <tt class="docutils literal">sparc</tt> and <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">x86-obsd</span></tt>&quot;.</p>
324 g2boojum 1.1 </div>
325 zmedico 1.19 <div class="section" id="news-item-body">
326     <h3><a class="toc-backref" href="#id32">News Item Body</a></h3>
327 g2boojum 1.1 <p>The header section must be followed by a blank line, then the main body of the
328     text.</p>
329     <p>The text body should be wrapped at 72 characters. No fancy formatting or tab
330 ciaranm 1.4 characters should be used — the news item may be being displayed directly to a
331 ciaranm 1.2 terminal. Paragraphs should be separated by a blank line.</p>
332 g2boojum 1.1 <p>Hyperlinks may be used to refer to further information (for example, an upgrade
333     guide). However, the main body of the news item should be descriptive and not
334     simply a &quot;read this link&quot; text. It is assumed that the user will have access to
335     a web browser <em>somewhere</em>, but not necessarily on the box which is being
336 ciaranm 1.7 administrated — this will be the case on many servers and routers, for example.</p>
337 g2boojum 1.1 </div>
338 zmedico 1.19 <div class="section" id="example-news-item">
339     <h3><a class="toc-backref" href="#id33">Example News Item</a></h3>
340     <p><a class="reference external" href="glep-0042-extras/example-news-item.txt">This hypothetical news item</a> <a class="footnote-reference" href="#id20" id="id21">[18]</a> could be used for an upgrade to the
341     <tt class="docutils literal">YourSQL</tt> database format which breaks forward compatibility.</p>
342 g2boojum 1.1 </div>
343     </div>
344 zmedico 1.19 <div class="section" id="news-item-quality-control">
345     <h2><a class="toc-backref" href="#id34">News Item Quality Control</a></h2>
346 g2boojum 1.1 <p>There have been complaints regarding the comprehensibility of some upgrade
347 ciaranm 1.4 notices and news items in the past. This is understandable — not every Gentoo
348     developer speaks English as a first language. However, for the sake of clarity,
349     professionalism and avoiding making us look like prats, it is important that any
350     language problems be corrected before inflicting a news item upon end users.</p>
351     <p>Thus, at least 72 hours before a proposed news item is committed, it must be
352 zmedico 1.19 posted to the <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">gentoo-dev</span></tt> mailing list and <tt class="docutils literal">Cc:</tt>ed to <tt class="docutils literal">pr&#64;gentoo.org</tt>
353 ciaranm 1.4 (exceptions may be made in exceptional circumstances). Any complaints — for
354     example regarding wording, clarity or accuracy — <strong>must</strong> be addressed before
355     the news item goes live.</p>
356 g2boojum 1.1 <p>News items must only be for <strong>important</strong> changes that may cause serious upgrade
357     or compatibility problems. Ordinary upgrade messages and non-critical news items
358 zmedico 1.19 should remain in <tt class="docutils literal">einfo</tt> notices. The importance of the message to its
359 g2boojum 1.1 intended audience should be justified with the proposal.</p>
360     <div class="important">
361     <p class="first admonition-title">Important</p>
362     <p class="last">The filtering system means that it is appropriate to send out
363     news items which are aimed at users of an uncommon package or architecture.
364     Thus, the justification should be in the form &quot;this message is important to
365     YourSQL users because ...&quot;, not &quot;YourSQL is important because ...&quot;.</p>
366     </div>
367     </div>
368 zmedico 1.19 <div class="section" id="news-item-distribution">
369     <h2><a class="toc-backref" href="#id35">News Item Distribution</a></h2>
370     <div class="section" id="server-side">
371     <h3><a class="toc-backref" href="#id36">Server Side</a></h3>
372 ciaranm 1.4 <p>News items are to be made available via the standard rsync tree. This removes
373     any need for polling of a remote source.</p>
374 g2boojum 1.1 <p>A new repository will be created for news items. The type (CVS or Subversion),
375     location and access controls on this repository are beyond the scope of this
376     GLEP.</p>
377     <div class="note">
378     <p class="first admonition-title">Note</p>
379     <p class="last">A previous draft of this GLEP instead used the main <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">gentoo-x86</span></tt>
380     tree. This was changed following advice from Infrastructure
381 zmedico 1.19 <a class="footnote-reference" href="#ramereth-repo" id="id14">[12]</a>. Both solutions have the same end result.</p>
382 g2boojum 1.1 </div>
383 zmedico 1.19 <p>This repository will contain directories named <tt class="docutils literal">yyyy/</tt>, where <tt class="docutils literal">yyyy</tt> is
384     the current year. This separation will help keep news items more manageable.</p>
385 g2boojum 1.1 <p>The contents of this repository will automatically be merged with the main rsync
386 zmedico 1.19 tree, placing the items in a <tt class="docutils literal">metadata/news/</tt> directory. The method used for
387 ciaranm 1.7 merging these items and the frequency at which it will occur is beyond the scope
388     of this GLEP; a similar setup is already used for merging GLSAs into the rsync
389     tree.</p>
390 zmedico 1.19 <p>The main rsync tree will <strong>not</strong> use the <tt class="docutils literal">yyyy/</tt> subdirectory layout. The
391     news item directories will all be immediately under the <tt class="docutils literal">metadata/news/</tt>
392 ciaranm 1.7 directory.</p>
393 ciaranm 1.4 </div>
394 zmedico 1.19 <div class="section" id="client-side">
395     <h3><a class="toc-backref" href="#id37">Client Side</a></h3>
396 ciaranm 1.4 <p>Whenever relevant unread news items are found, the package manager will create a
397 ciaranm 1.7 file named <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">/var/lib/gentoo/news/news-${repoid}.unread</span></tt> (if it does not
398 ciaranm 1.5 already exist) and append the news item identifier (eg
399     <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">2005-11-01-yoursql-updates</span></tt>) on a new line.</p>
400 zmedico 1.19 <p>All news item related files should be root owned and in the <tt class="docutils literal">portage</tt> group
401 ciaranm 1.7 with the group write (and, for directories, execute) bits set. News files should
402     be world readable.</p>
403 g2boojum 1.1 <p>Notification that new relevant news items will be displayed via the
404 zmedico 1.19 <tt class="docutils literal">emerge</tt> tool in a similar way to the existing &quot;configuration files need
405 g2boojum 1.1 updating&quot; messages:</p>
406     <pre class="literal-block">
407     * Important: there are 5 unread news items.
408     * Type emerge --help news to learn how to read news files.
409     </pre>
410 ciaranm 1.4 <p>Checks for new news messages should be displayed:</p>
411     <ul class="simple">
412 zmedico 1.19 <li>After an <tt class="docutils literal">emerge sync</tt></li>
413     <li>After an <tt class="docutils literal">emerge <span class="pre">--pretend</span></tt></li>
414     <li>Before an <tt class="docutils literal">emerge &lt;target&gt;</tt> (which may also include a red warning message)</li>
415 ciaranm 1.4 </ul>
416 ciaranm 1.7 <p>The package manager does not need to know how to launch the user's choice of
417     news client. This is consistent with the way configuration file updates are
418     handled.</p>
419 ciaranm 1.4 <p>The package manager may use a timestamp check file to avoid having to process
420     news items unnecessarily.</p>
421     <p>The package manager must keep track of news items that have already been added
422     to the unread list to avoid repeatedly marking a deleted news item. This could
423 ciaranm 1.7 be handled via a <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">news-${repoid}.skip</span></tt> file containing the IDs of news items
424     that have already been added to a <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">news-${repoid}.unread</span></tt> file, but this
425     method is not required by this GLEP.</p>
426 zmedico 1.19 <p>Users who really don't care about news items can use <tt class="docutils literal">rsync_excludes</tt> to
427     filter out the <tt class="docutils literal">metadata/news/</tt> directory.</p>
428 g2boojum 1.1 </div>
429     </div>
430 zmedico 1.19 <div class="section" id="news-item-clients">
431     <h2><a class="toc-backref" href="#id38">News Item Clients</a></h2>
432 ciaranm 1.4 <p>Once a news item is marked for reading, third party tools (or traditional core
433     Unix tools) can be used to display and view the news files.</p>
434 ciaranm 1.5 <p>When a news item is read, its name should be removed from the
435 ciaranm 1.9 <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">news-${repoid}.unread</span></tt> file. If a news client acts as an interactive reader
436     rather than a gateway, it should then add the name to a <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">news-${repoid}.read</span></tt>
437 ciaranm 1.6 file in the same directory with the same file format.</p>
438 zmedico 1.19 <p>An <tt class="docutils literal">eselect</tt> <a class="footnote-reference" href="#eselect" id="id15">[3]</a> module shall be created as the 'suggested' display
439 ciaranm 1.4 tool; other display tools (for example, a news to email forwarder, which would
440 zmedico 1.19 be ideal for users who sync on a <tt class="docutils literal">cron</tt>) are left as options for those who
441 ciaranm 1.4 desire them.</p>
442 g2boojum 1.1 </div>
443 zmedico 1.19 <div class="section" id="news-item-removal">
444     <h2><a class="toc-backref" href="#id39">News Item Removal</a></h2>
445 g2boojum 1.1 <p>News items can be removed (by removing the news file from the main tree) when
446     they are no longer relevant, if they are made obsolete by a future news item or
447 zmedico 1.19 after a long period of time. This is the same as the method used for <tt class="docutils literal">updates</tt>
448 g2boojum 1.1 entries.</p>
449     </div>
450     </div>
451 zmedico 1.19 <div class="section" id="integration-with-existing-systems">
452     <h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id40">Integration with Existing Systems</a></h1>
453 ciaranm 1.4 <p>It would be simple to convert these news items into the format used for news
454 g2boojum 1.1 items on the Gentoo website or posts for the <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">gentoo-announce</span></tt> mailing list.</p>
455 zmedico 1.19 <p>There is an existing automated tool <a class="footnote-reference" href="#forums-glsa" id="id16">[4]</a> for posting GLSAs to the
456 g2boojum 1.1 forums. A similar tool can be used for these news items.</p>
457     </div>
458 zmedico 1.19 <div class="section" id="backwards-compatibility">
459     <h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id41">Backwards Compatibility</a></h1>
460 g2boojum 1.1 <p>Backwards compatibility is not a concern here. Existing tools will simply ignore
461 zmedico 1.19 the <tt class="docutils literal">news/</tt> directory.</p>
462 g2boojum 1.1 </div>
463 zmedico 1.19 <div class="section" id="reference-implementation">
464     <h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id42">Reference Implementation</a></h1>
465 spb 1.12 <p>A reference implementation of the required package manager support can be found
466 zmedico 1.19 in Paludis <a class="footnote-reference" href="#paludis" id="id17">[15]</a>, along with a reference newsreader implemented as an
467     eselect module <a class="footnote-reference" href="#eselect-news" id="id18">[16]</a>.</p>
468 g2boojum 1.1 </div>
469 zmedico 1.19 <div class="section" id="credits">
470     <h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id43">Credits</a></h1>
471 g2boojum 1.1 <p>The idea behind notifying users of news updates via Portage comes from Stuart
472 zmedico 1.19 Herbert <a class="footnote-reference" href="#stuart-blog" id="id19">[17]</a>.</p>
473 ciaranm 1.4 <p>Thanks to Lance Albertson, Stephen Bennett, Donnie Berkholz, Grant Goodyear,
474 ciaranm 1.7 Brian Harring, Marius Mauch, Dan Meltzer, Jason Stubbs, Paul de Vrieze and Alec
475     Warner for input. Some of the ideas presented here are theirs, others go
476     completely against their suggestions.</p>
477 ciaranm 1.4 </div>
478 zmedico 1.19 <div class="section" id="example-files">
479     <h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id44">Example Files</a></h1>
480 ciaranm 1.9 <dl class="docutils">
481 zmedico 1.19 <dt><a class="reference external" href="glep-0042-extras/example-news-item.txt">example-news-item.txt</a></dt>
482 ciaranm 1.9 <dd>An example news item.</dd>
483     </dl>
484 g2boojum 1.1 </div>
485 zmedico 1.19 <div class="section" id="references">
486     <h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id45">References</a></h1>
487 ciaranm 1.4 <table class="docutils footnote" frame="void" id="bug-11359" rules="none">
488     <colgroup><col class="label" /><col /></colgroup>
489     <tbody valign="top">
490 zmedico 1.19 <tr><td class="label"><a class="fn-backref" href="#id1">[1]</a></td><td>Bugzilla Bug 11359
491 ciaranm 1.4 &quot;[NEW FEATURE] pkg_postinst/pkg_preinst ewarn/einfo logging&quot;,
492 zmedico 1.19 <a class="reference external" href="https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=11359">https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=11359</a></td></tr>
493 ciaranm 1.4 </tbody>
494     </table>
495 g2boojum 1.1 <table class="docutils footnote" frame="void" id="docs-policy" rules="none">
496     <colgroup><col class="label" /><col /></colgroup>
497     <tbody valign="top">
498 zmedico 1.19 <tr><td class="label"><a class="fn-backref" href="#id8">[2]</a></td><td>Gentoo XML Guide, Daniel Robbins et al.,
499     <a class="reference external" href="http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/xml-guide.xml">http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/xml-guide.xml</a></td></tr>
500 g2boojum 1.1 </tbody>
501     </table>
502     <table class="docutils footnote" frame="void" id="eselect" rules="none">
503     <colgroup><col class="label" /><col /></colgroup>
504     <tbody valign="top">
505 zmedico 1.19 <tr><td class="label"><a class="fn-backref" href="#id15">[3]</a></td><td>eselect modular framework for configuration and
506 g2boojum 1.1 administration utilities,
507 zmedico 1.19 <a class="reference external" href="http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/eselect/index.xml">http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/eselect/index.xml</a></td></tr>
508 g2boojum 1.1 </tbody>
509     </table>
510     <table class="docutils footnote" frame="void" id="forums-glsa" rules="none">
511     <colgroup><col class="label" /><col /></colgroup>
512     <tbody valign="top">
513 zmedico 1.19 <tr><td class="label"><a class="fn-backref" href="#id16">[4]</a></td><td>Forums user GLSA,
514     <a class="reference external" href="http://forums.gentoo.org/profile.php?mode=viewprofile&amp;u=55648">http://forums.gentoo.org/profile.php?mode=viewprofile&amp;u=55648</a></td></tr>
515 g2boojum 1.1 </tbody>
516     </table>
517 ciaranm 1.4 <table class="docutils footnote" frame="void" id="forums-apache2" rules="none">
518 g2boojum 1.1 <colgroup><col class="label" /><col /></colgroup>
519     <tbody valign="top">
520 zmedico 1.19 <tr><td class="label">[5]</td><td><em>(<a class="fn-backref" href="#id2">1</a>, <a class="fn-backref" href="#id3">2</a>)</em> Forums thread &quot;Gentoo Apache2 Config Change Idiocy&quot;,
521     <a class="reference external" href="http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-384368.html">http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-384368.html</a></td></tr>
522 g2boojum 1.1 </tbody>
523     </table>
524     <table class="docutils footnote" frame="void" id="glep-22" rules="none">
525     <colgroup><col class="label" /><col /></colgroup>
526     <tbody valign="top">
527 zmedico 1.19 <tr><td class="label"><a class="fn-backref" href="#id12">[6]</a></td><td>GLEP 22: &quot;New &quot;keyword&quot; system to incorporate various
528 g2boojum 1.1 userlands/kernels/archs&quot;, Grant Goodyear,
529 zmedico 1.19 <a class="reference external" href="http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/glep/glep-0022.html">http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/glep/glep-0022.html</a></td></tr>
530 g2boojum 1.1 </tbody>
531     </table>
532     <table class="docutils footnote" frame="void" id="glep-31" rules="none">
533     <colgroup><col class="label" /><col /></colgroup>
534     <tbody valign="top">
535 zmedico 1.19 <tr><td class="label"><a class="fn-backref" href="#id9">[7]</a></td><td>GLEP 31: &quot;Character Sets for Portage Tree Items&quot;, Ciaran
536 g2boojum 1.1 McCreesh,
537 zmedico 1.19 <a class="reference external" href="http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/glep/glep-0031.html">http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/glep/glep-0031.html</a></td></tr>
538 g2boojum 1.1 </tbody>
539     </table>
540     <table class="docutils footnote" frame="void" id="glep-34" rules="none">
541     <colgroup><col class="label" /><col /></colgroup>
542     <tbody valign="top">
543 zmedico 1.19 <tr><td class="label"><a class="fn-backref" href="#id6">[8]</a></td><td>GLEP 34: &quot;Per-Category metadata.xml Files&quot;, Ciaran McCreesh,
544     <a class="reference external" href="http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/glep/glep-0034.html">http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/glep/glep-0034.html</a></td></tr>
545 g2boojum 1.1 </tbody>
546     </table>
547     <table class="docutils footnote" frame="void" id="glep-36" rules="none">
548     <colgroup><col class="label" /><col /></colgroup>
549     <tbody valign="top">
550 zmedico 1.19 <tr><td class="label"><a class="fn-backref" href="#id4">[9]</a></td><td>GLEP 36: &quot;Subversion/CVS for Gentoo Hosted Projects&quot;, Aaron
551 g2boojum 1.1 Walker,
552 zmedico 1.19 <a class="reference external" href="http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/glep/glep-0036.html">http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/glep/glep-0036.html</a></td></tr>
553 g2boojum 1.1 </tbody>
554     </table>
555 ciaranm 1.6 <table class="docutils footnote" frame="void" id="glep-45" rules="none">
556     <colgroup><col class="label" /><col /></colgroup>
557     <tbody valign="top">
558 zmedico 1.19 <tr><td class="label"><a class="fn-backref" href="#id11">[10]</a></td><td>GLEP 45: &quot;GLEP date format&quot;, Henrik Brix Andersen,
559     <a class="reference external" href="http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/glep/glep-0045.html">http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/glep/glep-0045.html</a></td></tr>
560 ciaranm 1.6 </tbody>
561     </table>
562 g2boojum 1.1 <table class="docutils footnote" frame="void" id="iso-639" rules="none">
563     <colgroup><col class="label" /><col /></colgroup>
564     <tbody valign="top">
565 zmedico 1.19 <tr><td class="label"><a class="fn-backref" href="#id5">[11]</a></td><td>ISO 639 &quot;Code for the representation of names of languages&quot;</td></tr>
566 g2boojum 1.1 </tbody>
567     </table>
568     <table class="docutils footnote" frame="void" id="ramereth-repo" rules="none">
569     <colgroup><col class="label" /><col /></colgroup>
570     <tbody valign="top">
571 zmedico 1.19 <tr><td class="label"><a class="fn-backref" href="#id14">[12]</a></td><td>&quot;Re: [gentoo-dev] GLEP ??: Critical News Reporting&quot;, Lance
572 g2boojum 1.1 Albertson,
573 zmedico 1.19 <a class="reference external" href="http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=gentoo-dev&amp;m=113111585907703&amp;w=2">http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=gentoo-dev&amp;m=113111585907703&amp;w=2</a></td></tr>
574 g2boojum 1.1 </tbody>
575     </table>
576     <table class="docutils footnote" frame="void" id="rfc-822" rules="none">
577     <colgroup><col class="label" /><col /></colgroup>
578     <tbody valign="top">
579 zmedico 1.19 <tr><td class="label"><a class="fn-backref" href="#id10">[13]</a></td><td><a class="reference external" href="http://www.faqs.org/rfcs/rfc822.html">RFC 822</a> &quot;Standard for the format of ARPA Internet text messages&quot;</td></tr>
580 ciaranm 1.4 </tbody>
581     </table>
582     <table class="docutils footnote" frame="void" id="rfc-3629" rules="none">
583     <colgroup><col class="label" /><col /></colgroup>
584     <tbody valign="top">
585 zmedico 1.19 <tr><td class="label"><a class="fn-backref" href="#id7">[14]</a></td><td><a class="reference external" href="http://www.faqs.org/rfcs/rfc3629.html">RFC 3629</a>: &quot;UTF-8, a transformation format of ISO 10646&quot;
586     <a class="reference external" href="http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc3629.txt">http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc3629.txt</a></td></tr>
587 g2boojum 1.1 </tbody>
588     </table>
589 spb 1.12 <table class="docutils footnote" frame="void" id="paludis" rules="none">
590     <colgroup><col class="label" /><col /></colgroup>
591     <tbody valign="top">
592 zmedico 1.19 <tr><td class="label"><a class="fn-backref" href="#id17">[15]</a></td><td>Paludis homepage, <a class="reference external" href="http://paludis.berlios.de">http://paludis.berlios.de</a></td></tr>
593 spb 1.12 </tbody>
594     </table>
595     <table class="docutils footnote" frame="void" id="eselect-news" rules="none">
596     <colgroup><col class="label" /><col /></colgroup>
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598 zmedico 1.19 <tr><td class="label"><a class="fn-backref" href="#id18">[16]</a></td><td>news.eselect, <a class="reference external" href="http://svn.berlios.de/svnroot/repos/paludis/trunk/eselect/news.eselect">http://svn.berlios.de/svnroot/repos/paludis/trunk/eselect/news.eselect</a></td></tr>
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604 zmedico 1.19 <tr><td class="label"><a class="fn-backref" href="#id19">[17]</a></td><td>&quot;Favouring an automatic news mechanism&quot;, Stuart Herbert,
605     <a class="reference external" href="http://stu.gnqs.org/diary/gentoo.php/2005/10/28/favouring_an_automatic_news_mechanism">http://stu.gnqs.org/diary/gentoo.php/2005/10/28/favouring_an_automatic_news_mechanism</a></td></tr>
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611 zmedico 1.19 <tr><td class="label"><a class="fn-backref" href="#id21">[18]</a></td><td><a class="reference external" href="glep-0042-extras/example-news-item.txt">glep-0042-extras/example-news-item.txt</a></td></tr>
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