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Re: Beta team: better bug subscriptions now enabled


Hi Matt,

On Fri, May 6, 2011 at 4:14 PM, Matthew Revell
<matthew.revell@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> The yellow squad are spending the next couple of weeks adding some
> additional polish to the new bug subscriptions and notifications
> system. If you’re part of the Launchpad beta testers team, though,
> you’ve got access to it right now.
> So, if you are a Launchpad beta tester, here’s what to look out for
> when dealing with bug subscriptions:
>  * You can now choose which events will trigger an email and filter
> them by types of status, importance, etc., when you subscribe to a
> series, project or distribution.
>  * As a result, you can have more than one bug subscription to the
> same series, project or distribution, each subscription with its own
> name.
>  * You can mute individual bugs.
>  * Bug mail that results from a named subscription has a
> “X-Launchpad-Subscription” header, and a line in the body of the
> email, quoting the name you gave the subscription.
>  * You can see, and edit, all the different ways in which you might
> receive email about a particular bug by clicking “Edit bug mail” on a
> bug page.
> I’ll announce the feature properly, with a nice fancy screencast and
> all that jazz, when we release it in full.
> If you’ve got any questions, ask them here. If you come across any
> bugs, please report them [1] with the “story-better-bug-notification”
> and “beta-team” tags.
> 1. https://bugs.launchpad.net/launchpad/+filebug

Thanks for sharing this, it's really exciting to see this kind of
thing finally being put in place.  I've taken a brief look and I see
the bits you describe here, but I'm wondering if there's a place I can
go to create global settings without having to find individual bugs.
For example, I get a bunch of LAZR-related bug mail which I would
prefer not to receive.  Do I have to find a LAZR-related bug and click
'Edit bug mail' or is there somewhere I can go that will show me all
my sources of mail and let me edit them in one place (a bit like how
mailing lists are managed, for example)...?


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