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Something that I have been missing for along time is the posibility to subscribe to single bugs in our bugtracking system. Two years ago, at Oslo, I created a patch to debbugs that would add that feature, but due to slow communication with the debbugs team and probably not enough persistence on my side, this never made in into the debbugs package.
Today, I started this again, this time as an independant service, thus enabling easier development and no risk for the crucial debbugs infrastructure. It is currenlty in "first usable state with minimum features". To use it, send a mail to email@example.com with the bugnumer (and only the bug number, nothing else, not even a #) in the Subject. From then on, you should get any mail on firstname.lastname@example.org that concerns that bug.
There is currently no way to unsubscribe. Not too bad, since bugs tend to be fixed someday, but certainly a TODO. Also, there is no confirmation question, nothing to prevent you from recieving the same mail twice. There is a Anti-Mailloop-Feature, I hope it works. Debian Developers can have a look at the code on gluck.debian.org:~nomeata/debsub/, comments and patches welcome.