fwd: needs-packaging tag and Candidates

Dean Sas dean at deansas.org
Tue Mar 20 00:08:13 GMT 2007

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FYI: The MOTU team have changed their workflow so that requests for
programs to be packaged are now filed on launchpad as a "ubuntu" bug
with the "needs-packaging" tag. I've deleted the bit from the
Bugs/Responses page which previously mentioned rejecting the bug.


> To: ubuntu-motu at lists.ubuntu.com
> From: Jordan Mantha <mantha at ubuntu.com>
> Subject: needs-packaging tag and Candidates
> Date: Mon, 19 Mar 2007 15:27:53 -0700
> MOTUs and MOTU Hopefuls!
> For a long time we've wanted to move away from using the wiki [0]   
> for new package requests. This is for many reasons, wiki pages like  
> this can get rather large (we have 450+ requests right now), doesn't  
> work well with our normal workflow (bugs on Launchpad were we can  
> comment, prioritize, close, etc.), and get easily overlooked by both  
> users and developers.
> After talking with Launchpad developers it was determined that they  
> best approach would be to simply file bugs against Ubuntu and tag  
> them with needs-packaging . My only concern with this approach was  
> that users had to know the tag before hand and properly add it. I  
> thought we would want to have 1 URL that would take them to the bug  
> filing page in LP *and* have the tag already there. The code for this  
> [1] has already been included in the Beta Launchpad. For people with  
> Launchpad Beta access you can test this out by going to [2] or [3].
> So, do we want to start migrating off of Candidates? I think it'd be  
> an interesting project for Hopefuls and other people wanting to get  
> involved with MOTU to work on. Just go through the list and check to  
> make sure that the app is even distributable and isn't already in  
> Debian/Ubuntu, then move the contents to a bug report and tag with  
> needs-packaging .
> -Jordan
> [0] https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MOTU/Packages/Candidates
> [1] https://launchpad.net/malone/+bug/79671
> [2] https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+filebug?field.tags=needs-packaging
> [3] https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+filebug-advanced?field.tags=needs- 
> packaging

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