New feature request for Software Center - Tag as outdated

St├ęphane Graber stgraber at ubuntu.com
Tue Jul 26 15:38:03 UTC 2011


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On 07/26/2011 11:13 AM, Erlan Sergaziev wrote:
> 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 users will be able to tag certain packages as outdated like in arch.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.

Hi,

We don't do software version update on a released version of Ubuntu
unless it's bugfix only or got an exception approved by the Technical Board.

Therefore your idea will simply end up having most packages flagged as
outdated and as our release cycle is of 6 months, they'll also all be
marked unmaintained but that's wrong, it's just the way it's meant to be.

Having a way to record interest in a backport of a newer version might
be interesting though.

We already have tools (uscan/watch files) to check if the version we
have in our development version is in sync with the upstream's and when
it's not in sync, we usually have a good reason not to be.


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St├ęphane Graber
Ubuntu developer
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