New feature request for Software Center - Tag as outdated

Erlan Sergaziev erlan.sergaziev at
Tue Jul 26 15:13:20 UTC 2011

There are a lot of packages even in Oneiric that are 1-2 versions behind 
stable upstream.

I would suggest therefore that Software Center has a feature where users 
will be able to tag certain packages as outdated like in arch.

Tagging should have the following benefits:

1) The number of users tagging a package will indicate the "heat" of the 
need of package's new version.
2) An email message should be sent to the main package maintainer. If no 
response received say within 3 months, the package should be declared 
unmaintained and so other packagers can chime in.

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