[RFC] Transition tracker

Michael Bienia michael at vorlon.ping.de
Thu Jul 31 14:53:05 BST 2008

On 2008-07-29 12:25:31 +0100, Matthew Paul Thomas wrote:
> In Launchpad, if a bug is fixed in one context but not fixed in another
> context, that means there's easy work to do: the fix can be picked up
> from the former, and applied to the latter. But that's not true (I
> assume) for library/language transitions: it wouldn't make sense to take
> the patch that fixed one package, and apply it to a package of
> completely different software.

It depends on the kind of transition. E.g. the perl 5.10 transition was
mostly just rebuilds and one needed "just" to figure out the right
Other transition may inlude some code changes, so patches for one
package are not directly applicable to other packages but they might be
a good help to see how other packages went through the transition.

The perl 5.10 transition bug [0] is a good example why using a single
bug for a transition is not a good idea.
It would be good if LP could support bug dependencies (not only useful
for transitions but also for other bugs too).

0: http://launchpad.net/bugs/230016


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