[tz] Notification of new releases only

James Diebel james at weatherspark.com
Tue May 8 18:26:38 UTC 2012

The last proposal you suggested (a separate list) would be much
appreciated!  I'm also happy to add a filter so long as I can be sure that
the release announcements will have that text.  I can't afford to miss a
release, but I'd love to cut down on the number of messages in my inbox.

On Tue, May 8, 2012 at 11:13 AM, Guy Harris <guy at alum.mit.edu> wrote:

> On May 8, 2012, at 10:57 AM, James Diebel wrote:
> > I'm a user of the tz database, but not a contributor.  I would like to
> receive notification of when a new release has been issued, but without
> receiving the messages between contributors debating the merits of various
> proposed changes.  Is there a way to configure my mailing list subscription
> to only receive release notifications?
> The mailing list doesn't have any inherent notion of "release
> notification" mail vs. other mail, so, no, there isn't a way to configure
> the subscription to do that.
> > If this is not possible, perhaps the subject line of a message
> announcing a new release could always contain some keywords so that I could
> write a mail filter to archive non-release-announcement messages?
> Currently, that's not the case, although if you look for messages
> containing "code20" or "data20" in the subject line, that would probably
> filter out many - but not all - of the non-release-announcement messages
> (it would not filter out discussions in followup messages unless the
> subject line is changed).
> > And do such new release announcements always come from the same person?
>  That would also help.
> I'm guessing that, in the future, they'll come from Paul Eggert (I think
> there was pretty much a groundswell of "yes" in response to the proposal
> that he take over).
> However, we might want to consider having a separate tz-announce mailing
> list, for new release announcements (and perhaps other announcements), and
> perhaps use Reply-To to redirect responses to the tz list.
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