On Drupal.org, there are a number of discussions or issues that I subscribe to and wish to track. Do folks use any particular method to receive push updates or alerts when replies are added to threads?

Is typing in "subscribe" still the only method for tracking discussions?

I dislike having to "check" on webpages to be notified of updates. I'm more of an RSS and Google Reader tracker.

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    The reason why many users leave a comment such as "subscribe" is that they subscribed to their issue reports, which include both the issue reports they created and the issue reports they commented to. – kiamlaluno Apr 13 '11 at 17:51
  • @kiamlaluno I subscribe that way often. how do you unsubscribe? – chrisjlee Aug 26 '11 at 18:44
  • @Chris Go to the subscribing page for the project (e.g. drupal.org/project/issues/subscribe-mail/webmaster for the webmaster's queue), and select "None"; then click on "Subscribe." – kiamlaluno Aug 26 '11 at 18:51

Thankfully, the "+1 subscribe" phenomenon is dead: you can now track issues without commenting. To track an issue, you can just click the giant "Follow" button now available in the sidebar:

Follow button

Followed issues will show up on your Drupal.org account under Your Posts.

If you want to track all the issues for a project, there are a few additional options:

  • You can subscribe by e-mail by going to a project page and clicking on Subscribe via e-mail under the Issues for PROJECT heading.

  • You can subscribe to an RSS feed if you go to the issue list for the project and click the link at the bottom of the list (but your reader should also autodiscover the feed).

  • The subscribe features has been deployed on drupal.org, see drupal.org/node/1306444 – Pierre Buyle Oct 15 '11 at 10:55
  • @PierreBuyle Ah yes, good call: updated the answer. Thanks! – user7 Oct 15 '11 at 11:10

All issue queries have RSS feeds. I sometimes set up feedburner feeds with email notification when I want to get emails if something pops up in a particular category.

  1. Create an issue query at http://drupal.org/project/issues
  2. Grab the feed URL using your browser or whatever. For example, the feed url for all views issues in "Needs Review" is http://drupal.org/project/issues/search/rss?projects=Views&status[0]=8
  3. Go to feedburner.google.com and create a feed there, and choose to send out email with new articles.

I'm sure there are other approaches that turn feeds into emails. This is just one I've used. This one is nice because you can share it with others.

  • glad to have you on Drupal Answers, Randy! – Randy Burgess Apr 14 '11 at 4:01

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