Forum OpenACS Development: Response to notifications - is there a need for a new package?

Yes, it would be a good thing.  I've thought about it in the past but haven't done anything about it.  I've thought along the lines of a service contract-based package that would let other packages register themselves with it for alerts managment.  I think the trickiest issue is providing a reasonable UI.  People want so many options for configuring alerts!  And so many packages will be more than happy to alert them.  If we're not careful a UI that works well for a couple of packages may become unmanageable for a dozen using teh service.