Thanks for replying.
It is much more convenient to configure my rss client with all the rss feeds for software I installed on my server, and getting all updates (especially security updates) to there, since many people today use rss.
using emails as you suggested is less useful because of all the clutter i get on my inbox.
is there a way to create a special rss feed on joomlaforge, dedicated for releases/updates? or at least a plugin for phpbb that enables rss feeds from specific boards/threads?