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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>
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35 g2boojum 1.8 <tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Version:</th><td class="field-body">1.7</td>
36 g2boojum 1.1 </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>
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39 g2boojum 1.8 <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.cgi/xml/htdocs/proj/en/glep/glep-0042.txt?cvsroot=gentoo">2006/01/05 15:10:45</a></td>
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41     <tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Status:</th><td class="field-body">Draft</td>
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47 ciaranm 1.3 <tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Created:</th><td class="field-body">31-Oct-2005</td>
48 g2boojum 1.1 </tr>
49 ciaranm 1.7 <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</td>
50 g2boojum 1.1 </tr>
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54 g2boojum 1.8 <div class="contents topic">
55     <p class="topic-title first"><a id="contents" name="contents">Contents</a></p>
56 g2boojum 1.1 <ul class="simple">
57 ciaranm 1.4 <li><a class="reference" href="#abstract" id="id20" name="id20">Abstract</a></li>
58     <li><a class="reference" href="#motivation" id="id21" name="id21">Motivation</a></li>
59     <li><a class="reference" href="#requirements" id="id22" name="id22">Requirements</a></li>
60     <li><a class="reference" href="#specification" id="id23" name="id23">Specification</a><ul>
61     <li><a class="reference" href="#overview" id="id24" name="id24">Overview</a></li>
62 ciaranm 1.6 <li><a class="reference" href="#required-portage-enhancements" id="id25" name="id25">Required Portage Enhancements</a></li>
63     <li><a class="reference" href="#news-item-identities" id="id26" name="id26">News Item Identities</a></li>
64     <li><a class="reference" href="#news-item-directories" id="id27" name="id27">News Item Directories</a></li>
65     <li><a class="reference" href="#news-item-files" id="id28" name="id28">News Item Files</a><ul>
66     <li><a class="reference" href="#news-item-headers" id="id29" name="id29">News Item Headers</a></li>
67     <li><a class="reference" href="#news-item-body" id="id30" name="id30">News Item Body</a></li>
68     <li><a class="reference" href="#example-news-item" id="id31" name="id31">Example News Item</a></li>
69 g2boojum 1.1 </ul>
70     </li>
71 ciaranm 1.6 <li><a class="reference" href="#news-item-quality-control" id="id32" name="id32">News Item Quality Control</a></li>
72     <li><a class="reference" href="#news-item-distribution" id="id33" name="id33">News Item Distribution</a><ul>
73     <li><a class="reference" href="#server-side" id="id34" name="id34">Server Side</a></li>
74     <li><a class="reference" href="#client-side" id="id35" name="id35">Client Side</a></li>
75 g2boojum 1.1 </ul>
76     </li>
77 ciaranm 1.6 <li><a class="reference" href="#news-item-clients" id="id36" name="id36">News Item Clients</a></li>
78     <li><a class="reference" href="#news-item-removal" id="id37" name="id37">News Item Removal</a></li>
79 g2boojum 1.1 </ul>
80     </li>
81 ciaranm 1.6 <li><a class="reference" href="#integration-with-existing-systems" id="id38" name="id38">Integration with Existing Systems</a></li>
82     <li><a class="reference" href="#backwards-compatibility" id="id39" name="id39">Backwards Compatibility</a></li>
83     <li><a class="reference" href="#reference-implementation" id="id40" name="id40">Reference Implementation</a><ul>
84     <li><a class="reference" href="#portage-code" id="id41" name="id41">Portage Code</a></li>
85     <li><a class="reference" href="#simple-eselect-news-client" id="id42" name="id42">Simple <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">eselect</span></tt> News Client</a></li>
86     <li><a class="reference" href="#simple-news-to-mail-forwarder" id="id43" name="id43">Simple News to Mail Forwarder</a></li>
87 g2boojum 1.1 </ul>
88     </li>
89 ciaranm 1.6 <li><a class="reference" href="#credits" id="id44" name="id44">Credits</a></li>
90     <li><a class="reference" href="#example-files" id="id45" name="id45">Example Files</a></li>
91     <li><a class="reference" href="#references" id="id46" name="id46">References</a></li>
92     <li><a class="reference" href="#copyright" id="id47" name="id47">Copyright</a></li>
93 g2boojum 1.1 </ul>
94     </div>
95 g2boojum 1.8 <div class="section">
96     <h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id20" id="abstract" name="abstract">Abstract</a></h1>
97 g2boojum 1.1 <p>This GLEP proposes a new way of informing users about important updates and news
98     regarding tree-related items.</p>
99     </div>
100 g2boojum 1.8 <div class="section">
101     <h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id21" id="motivation" name="motivation">Motivation</a></h1>
102 ciaranm 1.4 <p>Although most package updates are clean and require little user action,
103     occasionally an upgrade requires user intervention during the upgrade process.
104     Recent examples of the latter include the <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">gcc-3.4</span></tt> stabilisation on <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">x86</span></tt>
105 ciaranm 1.5 and the <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">mysql-4.1</span></tt> database format changes.</p>
106 ciaranm 1.4 <p>There are currently several ways of delivering important news items to our
107     users, none of them particularly effective:</p>
108 g2boojum 1.1 <ul class="simple">
109     <li>Gentoo Weekly News</li>
110 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>
111 g2boojum 1.1 <li>The Gentoo Forums</li>
112     <li>The main Gentoo website</li>
113     <li>RSS feeds of Gentoo news</li>
114 ciaranm 1.5 <li><tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">einfo</span></tt> and <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">ewarn</span></tt> messages in <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">pkg_setup</span></tt> or <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">pkg_postinst</span></tt></li>
115 g2boojum 1.1 </ul>
116     <p>A more reliable way of getting news of critical updates out to users is required
117     to avoid repeats of the various recent upgrade debacles. This GLEP proposes a
118     solution based around pushing news items out to the user via the <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">rsync</span></tt> tree.</p>
119 ciaranm 1.4 <div class="important">
120     <p class="first admonition-title">Important</p>
121     <p class="last">This GLEP does not seek to replace or modify <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">einfo</span></tt> messages
122     which are displayed post-install. That is a separate issue which is handled
123     by <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">elog</span></tt> <a class="footnote-reference" href="#bug-11359" id="id1" name="id1">[1]</a>.</p>
124     </div>
125 g2boojum 1.1 </div>
126 g2boojum 1.8 <div class="section">
127     <h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id22" id="requirements" name="requirements">Requirements</a></h1>
128 g2boojum 1.1 <p>An adequate solution must meet all of the following requirements:</p>
129     <dl class="docutils">
130     <dt>Preemptive</dt>
131 ciaranm 1.4 <dd>Users should be told of changes <em>before</em> they break a system, not after the
132     damage has already been done. Ideally, the system administrator would be
133     given ample warning to plan difficult upgrades and changes, rather than only
134     being told just before action is necessary.</dd>
135 g2boojum 1.1 <dt>No user subscription required</dt>
136 ciaranm 1.4 <dd>It has already been demonstrated <a class="footnote-reference" href="#forums-apache2" id="id2" name="id2">[5]</a> that many users do not
137 g2boojum 1.1 read 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
138     requires subscription has no advantage over current methods.</dd>
139     <dt>No user monitoring required</dt>
140 ciaranm 1.4 <dd>It has already been demonstrated <a class="footnote-reference" href="#forums-apache2" id="id3" name="id3">[5]</a> that many users do not
141 g2boojum 1.1 read news items posted to the Gentoo website, or do not read news items
142     until it is too late. A solution that relies upon active monitoring of a
143     particular source has no advantage over current methods.</dd>
144     <dt>Relevant</dt>
145     <dd>System administrators who do not use a particular package should not have to
146     read news items which affect purely that package. Some news items may be of
147     relevance to most or all users, but those that are not should not be forced
148     upon users unnecessarily.</dd>
149     <dt>Lightweight</dt>
150     <dd>It is not reasonable to expect all users to have an MTA, web browser, email
151 ciaranm 1.4 client, cron daemon or text processing suite available on their system.
152     Users must not be forced to install unreasonable extra software to be able
153     to read news items.</dd>
154 g2boojum 1.1 <dt>No privacy violations</dt>
155     <dd>Users of the solution should not be required to provide information about
156     their systems (for example, IP addresses or installed packages).</dd>
157     <dt>Multiple delivery method support</dt>
158     <dd>Some users may wish to view news items via email, some via a terminal and
159     some via a web browser. A solution should either support all of these
160 ciaranm 1.4 methods or (better still) make it simple to write clients for displaying
161 g2boojum 1.1 news items in different ways.</dd>
162     </dl>
163     <p>The following characteristics would be desirable:</p>
164     <dl class="docutils">
165     <dt>Internationalisable</dt>
166     <dd>Being able to provide messages in multiple languages may be beneficial.</dd>
167     <dt>Quality control</dt>
168     <dd>There should be some way to ensure that badly written or irrelevant messages
169 ciaranm 1.4 are not sent out, for example by inexperienced developers or those whose
170     English language skills are below par.</dd>
171 g2boojum 1.1 <dt>Simple for developers</dt>
172     <dd>Posting news items should be as simple as is reasonably possible.</dd>
173     <dt>Simple for users</dt>
174     <dd>Reading relevant news items should be as simple as is reasonably possible.</dd>
175     <dt>Compatibility with existing and future news sources</dt>
176     <dd>A news system would ideally be able to be integrated with existing news
177     sources (for example, Forums, GWN, the main Gentoo website) without
178     excessive difficulty. Similarly, easy interoperation with any future news
179     sources should not be precluded.</dd>
180     </dl>
181     </div>
182 g2boojum 1.8 <div class="section">
183     <h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id23" id="specification" name="specification">Specification</a></h1>
184     <div class="section">
185     <h2><a class="toc-backref" href="#id24" id="overview" name="overview">Overview</a></h2>
186 g2boojum 1.1 <p>News items are published and delivered to users as follows:</p>
187     <ol class="arabic simple">
188 ciaranm 1.4 <li>A news item is written. The format to be used is described below.</li>
189 g2boojum 1.1 <li>The news item is reviewed, following the process described in
190     <a class="reference" href="#news-item-quality-control">News Item Quality Control</a>.</li>
191 ciaranm 1.6 <li>The news item is committed to a CVS (or Subversion <a class="footnote-reference" href="#glep-36" id="id4" name="id4">[9]</a>) repository.
192 g2boojum 1.1 From here, it is merged with the rsync tree. This is described in <a class="reference" href="#news-item-distribution">News Item
193     Distribution</a>.</li>
194     <li>Users fetch the news item when they sync. This ensures that the news items in
195     question are pushed to the user before the user accidentally makes an
196     unwanted change. No changes to the existing rsync process are required by
197     this GLEP.</li>
198 ciaranm 1.4 <li>The package manager filters the news item and, if it is relevant, marks the
199     news item for reading. The package manager should also display a notice
200     informing the user that there are unread news items.</li>
201 g2boojum 1.1 <li>The news item is handled by the user's choice of news item reader. See <a class="reference" href="#news-item-clients">News
202     Item Clients</a>.</li>
203     </ol>
204     </div>
205 g2boojum 1.8 <div class="section">
206     <h2><a class="toc-backref" href="#id25" id="required-portage-enhancements" name="required-portage-enhancements">Required Portage Enhancements</a></h2>
207 ciaranm 1.6 <p>The following extensions to Portage are required:</p>
208     <ul class="simple">
209     <li>Every repository (including overlays) will require a unique identifier. It is
210     assumed that an identifier will be a string consisting of characters from
211 ciaranm 1.7 <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">a</span></tt> to <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">z</span></tt>, <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">A</span></tt> to <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">Z</span></tt>, <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">0</span></tt> to <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">9</span></tt>, <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">+</span></tt> (plus), <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">-</span></tt> (hyphen)
212     <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">_</span></tt> (underscore).</li>
213 ciaranm 1.6 <li>Portage must provide a way for external programs to obtain a list of all
214     repository identifiers for a given system. It is assumed that this will be in
215     the form of a <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">portageq</span></tt> command (e.g. <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">portageq</span> <span class="pre">get_repo_ids</span></tt>).</li>
216     <li>Portage must provide a way for external programs to obtain the base path for
217     a repository with a given ID. It is assumed that this will be in the form of
218     a <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">portageq</span></tt> command (e.g. <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">portageq</span> <span class="pre">get_repo_root</span> <span class="pre">gentoo-x86</span></tt>).</li>
219     <li>Portage must extend <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">portageq</span> <span class="pre">has_version</span></tt> to support restrictions to a
220     given repository ID.</li>
221     <li>Portage must extend <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">portageq</span></tt> to implement a command which returns whether
222     or not the profile used for a given repository ID matches a certain base path
223     (e.g. <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">portageq</span> <span class="pre">profile_used</span> <span class="pre">default-linux/sparc/sparc64/2004.3</span> <span class="pre">gentoo-x86</span></tt>).</li>
224     </ul>
225     <p>These extensions are assumed during the following specification.</p>
226     </div>
227 g2boojum 1.8 <div class="section">
228     <h2><a class="toc-backref" href="#id26" id="news-item-identities" name="news-item-identities">News Item Identities</a></h2>
229 ciaranm 1.4 <p>Each news item will have a unique identifier. This identifier will be in the
230     form <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">yyyy-mm-dd-short-name</span></tt>, where <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">yyyy</span></tt> is the year (e.g. <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">2005</span></tt>),
231     <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">mm</span></tt> is the month (<tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">01</span></tt> through <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">12</span></tt>) and dd is the day of the month
232     (<tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">01</span></tt> through <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">31</span></tt>). The <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">short-name</span></tt> is a very short name describing the
233     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>,
234 ciaranm 1.7 <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">0-9</span></tt>, <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">+</span></tt> (plus), <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">-</span></tt> (hyphen) and <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">_</span></tt> (underscore).</p>
235 ciaranm 1.4 </div>
236 g2boojum 1.8 <div class="section">
237     <h2><a class="toc-backref" href="#id27" id="news-item-directories" name="news-item-directories">News Item Directories</a></h2>
238 ciaranm 1.4 <p>Each news item will be represented by a directory whose name is the same as the
239     news item's identifier.</p>
240     <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
241     contains the text of the news item, in English, in the format described below.</p>
242     <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>
243     (where <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">xx</span></tt> is the ISO 639 <a class="footnote-reference" href="#iso-639" id="id5" name="id5">[11]</a> two letter country code) will also be
244     provided. However, only the English version of a news item is authoritative.
245 ciaranm 1.6 This anglocentricity is justified by precedent <a class="footnote-reference" href="#glep-34" id="id6" name="id6">[8]</a>.</p>
246 ciaranm 1.4 </div>
247 g2boojum 1.8 <div class="section">
248     <h2><a class="toc-backref" href="#id28" id="news-item-files" name="news-item-files">News Item Files</a></h2>
249 ciaranm 1.4 <p>A news item file is a text file, encoded using UTF-8 <a class="footnote-reference" href="#rfc-3629" id="id7" name="id7">[14]</a> for
250     compatibility with and for the same reasons as existing Gentoo documentation
251 ciaranm 1.6 <a class="footnote-reference" href="#docs-policy" id="id8" name="id8">[2]</a> and the tree <a class="footnote-reference" href="#glep-31" id="id9" name="id9">[7]</a>.</p>
252 ciaranm 1.7 <p>News items must be signed with a detached GPG signature.:</p>
253 ciaranm 1.4 <pre class="literal-block">
254     gpg --armour --detach-sign ????-??-??-*.??.txt
255     </pre>
256 ciaranm 1.7 <p>This GLEP does not specify the type or strength of signature to be used, nor
257     does it discuss how, if at all, a centralised keychain will be provided. These
258     issues should be handled as part of the signing policy discussions.</p>
259 ciaranm 1.4 <p>A news item file's content will consist of an <a class="reference" href="http://www.faqs.org/rfcs/rfc822.html">RFC 822</a> style header <a class="footnote-reference" href="#rfc-822" id="id10" name="id10">[13]</a>
260 g2boojum 1.1 followed by the main body of the message as plain text. This GLEP defines
261 ciaranm 1.4 various optional and mandatory headers. Future GLEPs may propose new headers —
262 g2boojum 1.1 tools handling these news items must ignore any unrecognised header.</p>
263 g2boojum 1.8 <div class="section">
264     <h3><a class="toc-backref" href="#id29" id="news-item-headers" name="news-item-headers">News Item Headers</a></h3>
265 g2boojum 1.1 <p>The following headers describe the purpose and format of the news item:</p>
266     <dl class="docutils">
267     <dt><tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">Title:</span></tt></dt>
268     <dd>A short (maximum 44 characters) descriptive title. Mandatory.</dd>
269     <dt><tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">Author:</span></tt></dt>
270     <dd>Author's name and email address, in the form <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">Real</span> <span class="pre">Name</span> <span class="pre">&lt;email&#64;address&gt;</span></tt>.
271 ciaranm 1.4 Mandatory; multiple author headers may be specified if appropriate.</dd>
272 g2boojum 1.1 <dt><tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">Translator:</span></tt></dt>
273 ciaranm 1.4 <dd>For translated news items, the translator's name and email address. Multiple
274     translator headers may be specified if appropriate.</dd>
275 g2boojum 1.1 <dt><tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">Content-Type:</span></tt></dt>
276     <dd>Must be <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">text/plain</span></tt>. Mandatory.</dd>
277     <dt><tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">Posted:</span></tt></dt>
278 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
279     compatibility with GLEP 45 <a class="footnote-reference" href="#glep-45" id="id11" name="id11">[10]</a>. Mandatory.</dd>
280 ciaranm 1.4 <dt><tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">Revision:</span></tt></dt>
281 ciaranm 1.7 <dd>Initially 1. Should be incremented every time a change is made to the news
282     item. Changes that require a re-read of the news item (i.e., most changes
283     that are not spelling or formatting related) should instead use a new news
284     item. Mandatory.</dd>
285 g2boojum 1.1 <dt><tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">News-Item-Format:</span></tt></dt>
286     <dd>Must be <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">1.0</span></tt>. Future revisions to the format may increment the minor
287     number for backwards-compatible changes, or the major number for major
288     changes.</dd>
289     </dl>
290 ciaranm 1.4 <p>The following headers are used for filtering:</p>
291 g2boojum 1.1 <dl class="docutils">
292     <dt><tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">Display-If-Installed:</span></tt></dt>
293 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
294     <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">net-www/apache</span></tt>). If the user has the package specified installed from
295     the repository from which the news item was obtained, the news item should
296     be displayed.</dd>
297 g2boojum 1.1 <dt><tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">Display-If-Keyword:</span></tt></dt>
298 ciaranm 1.6 <dd>A keyword <a class="footnote-reference" href="#glep-22" id="id12" name="id12">[6]</a> name, for example <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">mips</span></tt> or <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">x86-fbsd</span></tt>. If the
299 ciaranm 1.4 user is on the keyword in question, the news item should be displayed.</dd>
300 g2boojum 1.1 <dt><tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">Display-If-Profile:</span></tt></dt>
301 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
302     user is using the exact profile in question, or a subprofile of this
303     profile, the news item should be displayed. This header may be used to
304 ciaranm 1.4 replace <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">deprecated</span></tt> files in the future.</dd>
305 g2boojum 1.1 </dl>
306 ciaranm 1.4 <div class="note">
307     <p class="first admonition-title">Note</p>
308     <p class="last">When performing package moves, developers must also update any
309     relevant <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">Display-If-Installed</span></tt> headers in news files.</p>
310     </div>
311     <p>The algorithm used to determine whether a news item is 'relevant' is as
312     follows:</p>
313     <ul class="simple">
314     <li>For each <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">Display-If-</span></tt> header type which occurs at least once:<ul>
315     <li>The news item is not relevant if none of the headers of this type are
316     successfully matched.</li>
317     </ul>
318     </li>
319     <li>Otherwise the news item is relevant.</li>
320     </ul>
321     <p>In particular, if no <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">Display-If-</span></tt> header is specified, a news item will be
322     relevant for all users.</p>
323     <p>This algorithm was chosen because it makes conditions like &quot;display this news
324     item for <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">YourSQL</span></tt> users who are on <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">sparc</span></tt> or <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">x86-obsd</span></tt> relatively
325     simple to specify — it is believed that these kinds of condition are far more
326     likely to occur than &quot;display this news item for people using <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">YourSQL</span></tt>, or
327     for people on <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">sparc</span></tt> or <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">x86-obsd</span></tt>&quot; or &quot;display these news items for
328     people who use <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">YourSQL</span></tt> and who are on both <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">sparc</span></tt> and <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">x86-obsd</span></tt>&quot;.</p>
329 g2boojum 1.1 </div>
330 g2boojum 1.8 <div class="section">
331     <h3><a class="toc-backref" href="#id30" id="news-item-body" name="news-item-body">News Item Body</a></h3>
332 g2boojum 1.1 <p>The header section must be followed by a blank line, then the main body of the
333     text.</p>
334     <p>The text body should be wrapped at 72 characters. No fancy formatting or tab
335 ciaranm 1.4 characters should be used — the news item may be being displayed directly to a
336 ciaranm 1.2 terminal. Paragraphs should be separated by a blank line.</p>
337 g2boojum 1.1 <p>Hyperlinks may be used to refer to further information (for example, an upgrade
338     guide). However, the main body of the news item should be descriptive and not
339     simply a &quot;read this link&quot; text. It is assumed that the user will have access to
340     a web browser <em>somewhere</em>, but not necessarily on the box which is being
341 ciaranm 1.7 administrated — this will be the case on many servers and routers, for example.</p>
342 g2boojum 1.1 </div>
343 g2boojum 1.8 <div class="section">
344     <h3><a class="toc-backref" href="#id31" id="example-news-item" name="example-news-item">Example News Item</a></h3>
345 ciaranm 1.4 <p><a class="reference" href="glep-0042-extras/example-news-item.txt">This hypothetical news item</a> <a class="footnote-reference" href="#id18" id="id19" name="id19">[16]</a> could be used for an upgrade to the
346     <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">YourSQL</span></tt> database format which breaks forward compatibility.</p>
347 g2boojum 1.1 </div>
348     </div>
349 g2boojum 1.8 <div class="section">
350     <h2><a class="toc-backref" href="#id32" id="news-item-quality-control" name="news-item-quality-control">News Item Quality Control</a></h2>
351 g2boojum 1.1 <p>There have been complaints regarding the comprehensibility of some upgrade
352 ciaranm 1.4 notices and news items in the past. This is understandable — not every Gentoo
353     developer speaks English as a first language. However, for the sake of clarity,
354     professionalism and avoiding making us look like prats, it is important that any
355     language problems be corrected before inflicting a news item upon end users.</p>
356     <p>Thus, at least 72 hours before a proposed news item is committed, it must be
357     posted to the <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">gentoo-dev</span></tt> mailing list and <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">Cc:</span></tt>ed to <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">pr&#64;gentoo.org</span></tt>
358     (exceptions may be made in exceptional circumstances). Any complaints — for
359     example regarding wording, clarity or accuracy — <strong>must</strong> be addressed before
360     the news item goes live.</p>
361 g2boojum 1.1 <p>News items must only be for <strong>important</strong> changes that may cause serious upgrade
362     or compatibility problems. Ordinary upgrade messages and non-critical news items
363     should remain in <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">einfo</span></tt> notices. The importance of the message to its
364     intended audience should be justified with the proposal.</p>
365     <div class="important">
366     <p class="first admonition-title">Important</p>
367     <p class="last">The filtering system means that it is appropriate to send out
368     news items which are aimed at users of an uncommon package or architecture.
369     Thus, the justification should be in the form &quot;this message is important to
370     YourSQL users because ...&quot;, not &quot;YourSQL is important because ...&quot;.</p>
371     </div>
372     </div>
373 g2boojum 1.8 <div class="section">
374     <h2><a class="toc-backref" href="#id33" id="news-item-distribution" name="news-item-distribution">News Item Distribution</a></h2>
375     <div class="section">
376     <h3><a class="toc-backref" href="#id34" id="server-side" name="server-side">Server Side</a></h3>
377 ciaranm 1.4 <p>News items are to be made available via the standard rsync tree. This removes
378     any need for polling of a remote source.</p>
379 g2boojum 1.1 <p>A new repository will be created for news items. The type (CVS or Subversion),
380     location and access controls on this repository are beyond the scope of this
381     GLEP.</p>
382     <div class="note">
383     <p class="first admonition-title">Note</p>
384     <p class="last">A previous draft of this GLEP instead used the main <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">gentoo-x86</span></tt>
385     tree. This was changed following advice from Infrastructure
386 ciaranm 1.4 <a class="footnote-reference" href="#ramereth-repo" id="id14" name="id14">[12]</a>. Both solutions have the same end result.</p>
387 g2boojum 1.1 </div>
388 ciaranm 1.4 <p>This repository will contain directories named <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">yyyy/mm/</span></tt>, where <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">yyyy</span></tt> is
389 g2boojum 1.1 the current year and <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">mm</span></tt> is the current month number (01 for January through
390     12 for December). This separation will help keep news items more manageable.</p>
391     <p>The contents of this repository will automatically be merged with the main rsync
392 ciaranm 1.4 tree, placing the items in a <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">metadata/news/</span></tt> directory. The method used for
393 ciaranm 1.7 merging these items and the frequency at which it will occur is beyond the scope
394     of this GLEP; a similar setup is already used for merging GLSAs into the rsync
395     tree.</p>
396     <p>The main rsync tree will <strong>not</strong> use the <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">yyyy/mm/</span></tt> subdirectory layout. The
397     news item directories will all be immediately under the <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">metadata/news/</span></tt>
398     directory.</p>
399 ciaranm 1.4 </div>
400 g2boojum 1.8 <div class="section">
401     <h3><a class="toc-backref" href="#id35" id="client-side" name="client-side">Client Side</a></h3>
402 ciaranm 1.4 <p>Whenever relevant unread news items are found, the package manager will create a
403 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
404 ciaranm 1.5 already exist) and append the news item identifier (eg
405     <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">2005-11-01-yoursql-updates</span></tt>) on a new line.</p>
406 ciaranm 1.7 <p>All news item related files should be root owned and in the <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">portage</span></tt> group
407     with the group write (and, for directories, execute) bits set. News files should
408     be world readable.</p>
409 g2boojum 1.1 <p>Notification that new relevant news items will be displayed via the
410     <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">emerge</span></tt> tool in a similar way to the existing &quot;configuration files need
411     updating&quot; messages:</p>
412     <pre class="literal-block">
413     * Important: there are 5 unread news items.
414     * Type emerge --help news to learn how to read news files.
415     </pre>
416 ciaranm 1.4 <p>Checks for new news messages should be displayed:</p>
417     <ul class="simple">
418     <li>After an <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">emerge</span> <span class="pre">sync</span></tt></li>
419     <li>After an <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">emerge</span> <span class="pre">--pretend</span></tt></li>
420     <li>Before an <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">emerge</span> <span class="pre">&lt;target&gt;</span></tt> (which may also include a red warning message)</li>
421     </ul>
422 ciaranm 1.7 <p>The package manager does not need to know how to launch the user's choice of
423     news client. This is consistent with the way configuration file updates are
424     handled.</p>
425 ciaranm 1.4 <p>The package manager may use a timestamp check file to avoid having to process
426     news items unnecessarily.</p>
427     <p>The package manager must keep track of news items that have already been added
428     to the unread list to avoid repeatedly marking a deleted news item. This could
429 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
430     that have already been added to a <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">news-${repoid}.unread</span></tt> file, but this
431     method is not required by this GLEP.</p>
432 g2boojum 1.1 <p>Users who really don't care about news items can use <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">rsync_excludes</span></tt> to
433 ciaranm 1.4 filter out the <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">metadata/news/</span></tt> directory.</p>
434 g2boojum 1.1 </div>
435     </div>
436 g2boojum 1.8 <div class="section">
437     <h2><a class="toc-backref" href="#id36" id="news-item-clients" name="news-item-clients">News Item Clients</a></h2>
438 ciaranm 1.4 <p>Once a news item is marked for reading, third party tools (or traditional core
439     Unix tools) can be used to display and view the news files.</p>
440 ciaranm 1.5 <p>When a news item is read, its name should be removed from the
441 ciaranm 1.6 <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">news-repoid.unread</span></tt> file. If a news client acts as an interactive reader
442     rather than a gateway, it should then add the name to a <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">news-repoid.read</span></tt>
443     file in the same directory with the same file format.</p>
444 ciaranm 1.4 <p>An <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">eselect</span></tt> <a class="footnote-reference" href="#eselect" id="id15" name="id15">[3]</a> module shall be created as the 'suggested' display
445     tool; other display tools (for example, a news to email forwarder, which would
446     be ideal for users who sync on a <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">cron</span></tt>) are left as options for those who
447     desire them.</p>
448 g2boojum 1.1 </div>
449 g2boojum 1.8 <div class="section">
450     <h2><a class="toc-backref" href="#id37" id="news-item-removal" name="news-item-removal">News Item Removal</a></h2>
451 g2boojum 1.1 <p>News items can be removed (by removing the news file from the main tree) when
452     they are no longer relevant, if they are made obsolete by a future news item or
453     after a long period of time. This is the same as the method used for <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">updates</span></tt>
454     entries.</p>
455     </div>
456     </div>
457 g2boojum 1.8 <div class="section">
458     <h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id38" id="integration-with-existing-systems" name="integration-with-existing-systems">Integration with Existing Systems</a></h1>
459 ciaranm 1.4 <p>It would be simple to convert these news items into the format used for news
460 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>
461 ciaranm 1.4 <p>There is an existing automated tool <a class="footnote-reference" href="#forums-glsa" id="id16" name="id16">[4]</a> for posting GLSAs to the
462 g2boojum 1.1 forums. A similar tool can be used for these news items.</p>
463     </div>
464 g2boojum 1.8 <div class="section">
465     <h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id39" id="backwards-compatibility" name="backwards-compatibility">Backwards Compatibility</a></h1>
466 g2boojum 1.1 <p>Backwards compatibility is not a concern here. Existing tools will simply ignore
467     the <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">news/</span></tt> directory.</p>
468     </div>
469 g2boojum 1.8 <div class="section">
470     <h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id40" id="reference-implementation" name="reference-implementation">Reference Implementation</a></h1>
471     <div class="section">
472     <h2><a class="toc-backref" href="#id41" id="portage-code" name="portage-code">Portage Code</a></h2>
473 g2boojum 1.1 <p>TODO</p>
474     </div>
475 g2boojum 1.8 <div class="section">
476     <h2><a class="toc-backref" href="#id42" id="simple-eselect-news-client" name="simple-eselect-news-client">Simple <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">eselect</span></tt> News Client</a></h2>
477 ciaranm 1.4 <p>TODO Removed until the exact format details are figured out.</p>
478 g2boojum 1.1 </div>
479 g2boojum 1.8 <div class="section">
480     <h2><a class="toc-backref" href="#id43" id="simple-news-to-mail-forwarder" name="simple-news-to-mail-forwarder">Simple News to Mail Forwarder</a></h2>
481 ciaranm 1.4 <p>TODO Removed until the exact format details are figured out.</p>
482 g2boojum 1.1 </div>
483     </div>
484 g2boojum 1.8 <div class="section">
485     <h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id44" id="credits" name="credits">Credits</a></h1>
486 g2boojum 1.1 <p>The idea behind notifying users of news updates via Portage comes from Stuart
487 ciaranm 1.4 Herbert <a class="footnote-reference" href="#stuart-blog" id="id17" name="id17">[15]</a>.</p>
488     <p>Thanks to Lance Albertson, Stephen Bennett, Donnie Berkholz, Grant Goodyear,
489 ciaranm 1.7 Brian Harring, Marius Mauch, Dan Meltzer, Jason Stubbs, Paul de Vrieze and Alec
490     Warner for input. Some of the ideas presented here are theirs, others go
491     completely against their suggestions.</p>
492 ciaranm 1.4 </div>
493 g2boojum 1.8 <div class="section">
494     <h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id45" id="example-files" name="example-files">Example Files</a></h1>
495 ciaranm 1.4 <p>TODO Removed until the exact format details are figured out.</p>
496 g2boojum 1.1 </div>
497 g2boojum 1.8 <div class="section">
498     <h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id46" id="references" name="references">References</a></h1>
499 ciaranm 1.4 <table class="docutils footnote" frame="void" id="bug-11359" rules="none">
500     <colgroup><col class="label" /><col /></colgroup>
501     <tbody valign="top">
502     <tr><td class="label"><a class="fn-backref" href="#id1" name="bug-11359">[1]</a></td><td>Bugzilla Bug 11359
503     &quot;[NEW FEATURE] pkg_postinst/pkg_preinst ewarn/einfo logging&quot;,
504     <a class="reference" href="https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=11359">https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=11359</a></td></tr>
505     </tbody>
506     </table>
507 g2boojum 1.1 <table class="docutils footnote" frame="void" id="docs-policy" rules="none">
508     <colgroup><col class="label" /><col /></colgroup>
509     <tbody valign="top">
510 ciaranm 1.4 <tr><td class="label"><a class="fn-backref" href="#id8" name="docs-policy">[2]</a></td><td>Gentoo XML Guide, Daniel Robbins et al.,
511 g2boojum 1.1 <a class="reference" href="http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/xml-guide.xml">http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/xml-guide.xml</a></td></tr>
512     </tbody>
513     </table>
514     <table class="docutils footnote" frame="void" id="eselect" rules="none">
515     <colgroup><col class="label" /><col /></colgroup>
516     <tbody valign="top">
517 ciaranm 1.4 <tr><td class="label"><a class="fn-backref" href="#id15" name="eselect">[3]</a></td><td>eselect modular framework for configuration and
518 g2boojum 1.1 administration utilities,
519     <a class="reference" href="http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/eselect/index.xml">http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/eselect/index.xml</a></td></tr>
520     </tbody>
521     </table>
522     <table class="docutils footnote" frame="void" id="forums-glsa" rules="none">
523     <colgroup><col class="label" /><col /></colgroup>
524     <tbody valign="top">
525 ciaranm 1.4 <tr><td class="label"><a class="fn-backref" href="#id16" name="forums-glsa">[4]</a></td><td>Forums user GLSA,
526 g2boojum 1.1 <a class="reference" 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>
527     </tbody>
528     </table>
529 ciaranm 1.4 <table class="docutils footnote" frame="void" id="forums-apache2" rules="none">
530 g2boojum 1.1 <colgroup><col class="label" /><col /></colgroup>
531     <tbody valign="top">
532 ciaranm 1.4 <tr><td class="label"><a name="forums-apache2">[5]</a></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;,
533 g2boojum 1.1 <a class="reference" href="http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-384368.html">http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-384368.html</a></td></tr>
534     </tbody>
535     </table>
536     <table class="docutils footnote" frame="void" id="glep-22" rules="none">
537     <colgroup><col class="label" /><col /></colgroup>
538     <tbody valign="top">
539 ciaranm 1.6 <tr><td class="label"><a class="fn-backref" href="#id12" name="glep-22">[6]</a></td><td>GLEP 22: &quot;New &quot;keyword&quot; system to incorporate various
540 g2boojum 1.1 userlands/kernels/archs&quot;, Grant Goodyear,
541     <a class="reference" href="http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/glep/glep-0022.html">http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/glep/glep-0022.html</a></td></tr>
542     </tbody>
543     </table>
544     <table class="docutils footnote" frame="void" id="glep-31" rules="none">
545     <colgroup><col class="label" /><col /></colgroup>
546     <tbody valign="top">
547 ciaranm 1.6 <tr><td class="label"><a class="fn-backref" href="#id9" name="glep-31">[7]</a></td><td>GLEP 31: &quot;Character Sets for Portage Tree Items&quot;, Ciaran
548 g2boojum 1.1 McCreesh,
549     <a class="reference" href="http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/glep/glep-0031.html">http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/glep/glep-0031.html</a></td></tr>
550     </tbody>
551     </table>
552     <table class="docutils footnote" frame="void" id="glep-34" rules="none">
553     <colgroup><col class="label" /><col /></colgroup>
554     <tbody valign="top">
555 ciaranm 1.6 <tr><td class="label"><a class="fn-backref" href="#id6" name="glep-34">[8]</a></td><td>GLEP 34: &quot;Per-Category metadata.xml Files&quot;, Ciaran McCreesh,
556 g2boojum 1.1 <a class="reference" href="http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/glep/glep-0034.html">http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/glep/glep-0034.html</a></td></tr>
557     </tbody>
558     </table>
559     <table class="docutils footnote" frame="void" id="glep-36" rules="none">
560     <colgroup><col class="label" /><col /></colgroup>
561     <tbody valign="top">
562 ciaranm 1.6 <tr><td class="label"><a class="fn-backref" href="#id4" name="glep-36">[9]</a></td><td>GLEP 36: &quot;Subversion/CVS for Gentoo Hosted Projects&quot;, Aaron
563 g2boojum 1.1 Walker,
564     <a class="reference" href="http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/glep/glep-0036.html">http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/glep/glep-0036.html</a></td></tr>
565     </tbody>
566     </table>
567 ciaranm 1.6 <table class="docutils footnote" frame="void" id="glep-45" rules="none">
568     <colgroup><col class="label" /><col /></colgroup>
569     <tbody valign="top">
570     <tr><td class="label"><a class="fn-backref" href="#id11" name="glep-45">[10]</a></td><td>GLEP 45: &quot;GLEP date format&quot;, Henrik Brix Andersen,
571     <a class="reference" href="http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/glep/glep-0045.html">http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/glep/glep-0045.html</a></td></tr>
572     </tbody>
573     </table>
574 g2boojum 1.1 <table class="docutils footnote" frame="void" id="iso-639" rules="none">
575     <colgroup><col class="label" /><col /></colgroup>
576     <tbody valign="top">
577 ciaranm 1.4 <tr><td class="label"><a class="fn-backref" href="#id5" name="iso-639">[11]</a></td><td>ISO 639 &quot;Code for the representation of names of languages&quot;</td></tr>
578 g2boojum 1.1 </tbody>
579     </table>
580     <table class="docutils footnote" frame="void" id="ramereth-repo" rules="none">
581     <colgroup><col class="label" /><col /></colgroup>
582     <tbody valign="top">
583 ciaranm 1.4 <tr><td class="label"><a class="fn-backref" href="#id14" name="ramereth-repo">[12]</a></td><td>&quot;Re: [gentoo-dev] GLEP ??: Critical News Reporting&quot;, Lance
584 g2boojum 1.1 Albertson,
585     <a class="reference" 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>
586     </tbody>
587     </table>
588     <table class="docutils footnote" frame="void" id="rfc-822" rules="none">
589     <colgroup><col class="label" /><col /></colgroup>
590     <tbody valign="top">
591 ciaranm 1.4 <tr><td class="label"><a class="fn-backref" href="#id10" name="rfc-822">[13]</a></td><td><a class="reference" href="http://www.faqs.org/rfcs/rfc822.html">RFC 822</a> &quot;Standard for the format of ARPA Internet text messages&quot;</td></tr>
592     </tbody>
593     </table>
594     <table class="docutils footnote" frame="void" id="rfc-3629" rules="none">
595     <colgroup><col class="label" /><col /></colgroup>
596     <tbody valign="top">
597     <tr><td class="label"><a class="fn-backref" href="#id7" name="rfc-3629">[14]</a></td><td><a class="reference" href="http://www.faqs.org/rfcs/rfc3629.html">RFC 3629</a>: &quot;UTF-8, a transformation format of ISO 10646&quot;
598     <a class="reference" href="http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc3629.txt">http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc3629.txt</a></td></tr>
599 g2boojum 1.1 </tbody>
600     </table>
601     <table class="docutils footnote" frame="void" id="stuart-blog" rules="none">
602     <colgroup><col class="label" /><col /></colgroup>
603     <tbody valign="top">
604 ciaranm 1.4 <tr><td class="label"><a class="fn-backref" href="#id17" name="stuart-blog">[15]</a></td><td>&quot;Favouring an automatic news mechanism&quot;, Stuart Herbert,
605 g2boojum 1.1 <a class="reference" 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>
606     </tbody>
607     </table>
608 ciaranm 1.4 <table class="docutils footnote" frame="void" id="id18" rules="none">
609     <colgroup><col class="label" /><col /></colgroup>
610     <tbody valign="top">
611     <tr><td class="label"><a class="fn-backref" href="#id19" name="id18">[16]</a></td><td><a class="reference" href="glep-0042-extras/example-news-item.txt">glep-0042-extras/example-news-item.txt</a></td></tr>
612     </tbody>
613     </table>
614 g2boojum 1.1 </div>
615 g2boojum 1.8 <div class="section">
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