Get notifications for upstream releases

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Fedora provides a great service at release-monitoring.org, that monitors upstream projects for new releases and sends out e-mail or IRC notifications whenever there is a new release.

Set up notifications

  • Create a Fedora account (here)
  • Login with your Fedora account at release-monitoring.org for the first time (here)
  • Login at Fedora Notifications (here)
  • Navigate to update your E-Mail notifications
  • A huge intimidating page opens. Don't get discouraged. The example filters on the left can be deleted.
  • Type in a new filter name (e.g. "release monitoring") and hit "Create a new filter"
  • Add as filter rule Anything regarding a particular "upstream project"
  • In the comma separated list of projects, add the ones where you want to receive notifications. Use the names from release-monitoring.org. For example:
 chatty,phoc,feedbackd,kgx,wys,phosh,squeekboard,purple-mm-sms,Calls
  • (There is even a preview with 'Searching for example messages that match this filter', though it takes forever to load)
  • Hit "Save" and it should be active.

Add new projects

It's quite convenient to add new projects. Log into release-monitoring.org and make sure that the project doesn't exist yet with the search function. Then hit add project.

pmbootstrap aportupgrade

Related: pmbootstrap aportupgrade can use the same database to automatically bump the version in a pmaport to the next version. For that to work, the name of the package either needs to be the same as on release-monitoring.org. Or you can simply add the name in Alpine/pmOS to the package, after logging into release-monitoring.org and searching for the software name.