the Installer should offer to subscribe the user in ubuntu-* mailing lists

Bug #289284 reported by Felipe Figueiredo on 2008-10-25
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
ubiquity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: ubiquity

At the end of installation, if the user is connected to the internet, there should be a checkbox list of available ubuntu mailing lists and a box to enter email address so he/she could easilly subscribe to some or all mailing lists, with a strong recommendation to subscribe to at least -announce and -security-announce.

A brief description of each list shoud be given, similar or equal to the one already existing in, and a link to the list page with full description and subscription options.

It could be something like:
You can (optionally) subscribe to announcement mailing lists and/or discussion and support mailing lists.

->Announcement Lists
[] ubuntu-security-announce - Ubuntu Security Announcements (recommended) [more]
[] ubuntu-announce - Ubuntu Announcements (recommended) [more]

->Community Support
[] ubuntu-users - Ubuntu user technical support, not for general discussions [more]

->Other Announcement Lists
[] bazaar-announce - Announcements for the Bazaar project [more]

->Development Lists
[] ubuntu-devel - Ubuntu Development (developers) [more]

You'll receive individual automatic confirmations in order to complete the subscription process for each list you choose.

The string [more] would be a link to the list page ( ).

The short descriptions could be downloaded directly from lists.u.c so that the whole config page would be up to date, and would only appear if one is connected to the internet.

Changed in ubiquity:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

Sorry, I think this is way out of scope for the installer. (It doesn't set up e-mail for you either, if you don't have it already.) I'd rather keep it simple.

Changed in ubiquity:
status: New → Won't Fix
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