News and announcements

First REVU Day

Written for REVU by Siegfried Gevatter on 2008-11-06

Contributor, reviewers, and everyone. I'm pleased to announce that the first REVU Day started something like 10 hours ago, and will still run for over 30 hours more. Remember, they don't only last for twenty-four hours, but for all the time while which it's Friday anywhere on the world.

Anyway, what does this mean to you? That you should join #ubuntu-motu right now and start reviewing, if you are a reviewer, or asking for reviews, if you are a contributor. If you fit into this last group, also note that I've written a document with some tips on how to get your package reviewed; you'll find it here:

Last but not least, there's going to be a REVU Q&A session as part of the Ubuntu Open Week, this Friday (same as the REVU Day) at 17:00 (GMT+0). So, if you have any question, please attend on #ubuntu-classroom (IRC Server:

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's the apt-get'able source repository!

Written for REVU by Siegfried Gevatter on 2008-10-11

After a day of work, I've got a new friend: the apt-get'able source repository. If you want to meet him, too, just run the following command:

echo "deb-src intrepid revu" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list

Updated on 2008-10-11.

Email subscription for individual packages

Written for REVU by Siegfried Gevatter on 2008-10-07

As promised, all packages on REVU now have a nice "Subscribe" link (at the top-right of the details page) which, if you click on it, will cause all comments and uploads done for that source package to be send to you. Additionally, a "Get notifications for all my uploads" option is also available.

You can see the e-mail address to which notifications are send, and enable/disable global notifications on:

Updated on 2008-10-11.

Package feeds

Written for REVU by Siegfried Gevatter on 2008-08-26

A while ago we announced the availability of personal feeds for all REVU users. As of today you can also use a new type of feed: package feeds. With the URL "$SOURCE_PACKAGE_NAME", they provide the same information as personal feeds but only for a certain package. Even further, you can list multiple package names, separated by commas, and you will get information for all of them (eg.,,firefox,geany).

Stay tuned, as we are still working and soon you'll have even more ways to stay up to date and don't miss a single comment.

Personal feeds

Written for REVU by Siegfried Gevatter on 2008-08-10

I'm happy to announce that after the addition of the "Your packages" package which shows all uploads from an user and their newest comments, REVU now also offers personal atom feeds.

Since yesterday, keeping up-to-date about the latest comments on your packages is as easy as adding "$YOUR_USERNAME" to your feeds reader, or going to the "Your packages" page and clicking on the nice feed icon on Firefox's address bar.

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