RSS/Atom for the GnuPG blog?

Phil Pennock gnupg-users at
Fri Jan 22 21:39:58 CET 2021

On 2021-01-22 at 18:10 +0100, Werner Koch via Gnupg-users wrote:
> BTW, if you are just interested in updates to our software you can check
> also for updates.  Or watch the
> source of this list, which is is in the gnupg-doc repo as swdb.mac.
> The tool gnupg/build-aux/ might be useful for automation
> tasks.  I use it as part of the release process.
> Commit subject lines are also posted to twitter @gnuprivacyguard and I
> tend to tweet about new gnupg versions at @gnupg.  But yes, an RSS feed
> for the blog and gnupg-announce would indeed be useful.

What would be most useful for me is an RSS feed of changes to swdb.lst;
I retrieve that file when doing a fresh package build, so will always be
up-to-date when there's a new release of gnupg but not always between

I haven't bothered building my own gateway to RSS for this; the setup
was mostly "find the RSS feeds for projects I care about and add them",
not, at the time I set it up, spending time on stuff for each project.

Like it or not, RSS is the common language for "new event in a series
limited to at most a few events a day but sometimes months between
events" for stuff on the web.  It's not just for desktop dedicated apps,
but also integrations into other products.

So the team chat product I use (closed source, not naming again) has
channels, and I have #feed-blogposts, #feed-releases, #feed-security,

Then in #feed-releases I just `/feed subscribe <URL>` for URLs for
OpenSSL, GnuPg, Kubernetes, various programming languages, etc.

If there were an RSS feed of swdb.lst then it would be easier to set it
up as a trigger in a CI system to auto-build packages.  All the sorts of
things that _can_ be done without it, but life is just easier when the
support is baked in for the common interchange format.


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