Can anyone recommend about a way to have an up-to-date list of packages?
I know that I can register to the mailing list / RSS feeds (if available) of each and every package, but this creates much more noise than benefit.
The ideal service / software will have a table (grid) with the following columns:
Package name | Installed version | Available version | Release date
The user puts in the package name and installed version, and the date in the other columns is updated automatically.
Using a package manager is fine, but only up to a certain extent.
Prime candidates for such a list are httpd, php, mysql, python and all of their derivatives. It's not that hard to think of additional packages that can join this list.
How are you currently managing your various versions?