FOSDEM '10 is a free and non-commercial event organized by the community, for the community. Its goal is to provide Free and Open Source developers a place to meet. No registration necessary.

Klaas Freitag
Day Saturday
Room H.1302
Start time 13:00
End time 13:45
Duration 00:45
Event type Podium
Track Distributions
Language English
Hermes Message Dispatching

Hermes is a message digesting and distribution system which is aimed to give back control to the user. Many already existing systems produce a lot of information for users, mostly by flooding with email. That was a very practical and quick solution in the past, but nowadays there are more elegant methods of notifying.

Hermes lets the user control, which information approaches him and how. It collects information from connected sources, manages user subscriptions to the various notification types and provides the user with a selection of the messages he wants to get, as mails, feeds or jabber messages and more.

This talk is an introduction to Hermes and the way the openSUSE project uses it for all kinds of notifications about the distribution.