PPA management

Clay Weber clay at claydoh.com
Sun Apr 24 02:06:09 UTC 2016

I wonder if it is worth it to re-group our PPAs more like it used to be done

The kubuntu-ppa launchpad page(1) used to contain basically:

I think it causes confusion and more, not counting possible packaging conflicts 
when a larger group of people mix and match things.

I think it might be prudent to just stick to 

and move *all* landing and staging ppas to a different page or pages, ones 
less or un-advertised. 
As we have not done any KDE/Plasma beta work for some time, the beta-backports 
might not be useful anymore. Experimental might be useful to have around, 

PPAs that are not official nor supported or possibly unstable should be mixed in 
with the PPAs we actively  support and promote. I think it might make tracking 
down issues a bit easier, and make it less likely for dependency hell to bring 
its wrath.

Why did we start moving PPAs to the main page?
Are there administrative actions that are worth having it as it currently is?

What are the negatives of separating things into different launchpad pages?

Am I proposing something that may not be helpful to users and the team at all?

(1) https://launchpad.net/~kubuntu-ppa

Clay Weber

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