Since the tools on sourceforge support
it, I've configured them to send email to this list when new bug/features/patches
are submitted (NOT on all changes, just on new submission). This
will generate some additional mail traffic (probably not excessive amounts),
but means that we aren't dependent on people scanning the trackers looking
for new submissions.
If after we try this for a while it
generates too much traffic on this list, we can consider setting up an
additional list for this kind of traffic, but I think the small increase
in list bandwidth is worth it to ensure timely responses to new items.