Call for testers for FMN

Adam Miller maxamillion at
Thu Jul 17 14:36:33 UTC 2014

On Thu, Jul 17, 2014 at 9:22 AM, Pierre-Yves Chibon <pingou at> wrote:
> Dear all,
> Pkgdb2 is now running for a little over two months. It seems that most of you
> like it which is appreciated :)
> However, one of the annoyance from Pkgdb1 has not disapeared. Pkgdb2 sends you
> an email for each action you do.
> So if you request 3 ACLs on two packages, you receive six emails.
> This is a pretty annoying feature but looks like you have grown accustomed to it
> as not many people complained of this behavior :)
> However, pkgdb2 was not meant to do this┬╣.
> Pkgdb2 is meant to rely on fedmsg and the new Fedora Notifications (FMN) system
> for its notifications.
> FMN is already deployed and running, however, it was not advertised too much
> so as to give us the time to adjust and optimize it where needed.
> Today, we would like to ask more people to register/test it.
> The big plan (wrt pkgdb2) is basically:
> * Have more people test FMN
> * Fix bugs/optimize
> * Create an account on FMN for all the packagers that do not have one already
> * Turn off email notification on pkgdb
> * Automatically create FMN accounts for users added to the packager group
> There are several advantages to FMN, among them:
> * a central place to get/manage your notifications for all the Fedora systems
>   (bodhi, badges, pkgdb...)
> * the possibility to choose which notifications to get where, for example
>    - IRC notification upon successful build on koji
>    - Email notification for failed build on koji
>    - Some day, push to android devices
> * the possibility to send the notifications as batch, for example:
>    - wait 10 minutes after the first pkgdb action and then send me all the pkgdb
>      notifications
>      This way if someone asks for 3 ACLs on 2 packages within 10 minutes, you
>      will only receive one notification
> * from an infrastructure developer point of view: less code duplication
> So please, register on FMN:
> Test it and open bug tickets and RFEs here:
> Thanks for your help,
> The #fedora-apps team
> ┬╣ The emailing part was even added per request from Seneca when they looked
> at pkgdb2
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FMN looks amazing! Kudos to everyone involved, I had no idea it had
progressed this far.

I'm all signed up, message away! :)


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