New feature request for Software Center - Tag as outdated

Scott Kitterman ubuntu at
Tue Jul 26 18:28:24 UTC 2011

Erlan Sergaziev <erlan.sergaziev at> wrote:

>There are a lot of packages even in Oneiric that are 1-2 versions
>stable upstream.
>I would suggest therefore that Software Center has a feature where
>will be able to tag certain packages as outdated like in arch.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
>need of package's new version.
>2) An email message should be sent to the main package maintainer. If
>response received say within 3 months, the package should be declared 
>unmaintained and so other packagers can chime in.

Ubuntu doesn't have dedicated package maintainers, so there isn't a need to track for this purpose. Also, there are a number of tools developers use to keep track of needed updates. Software Center isn't used for this.

Scott K

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