REVU and DebExpo
allison at canonical.com
Tue Aug 30 14:29:49 UTC 2011
From the last UDS, persia assigned me a workitem to look into how to
more strongly encourage developers with new packages to submit to
You may have seen that Debian has just switched their mentors site
over to a new system, DebExpo. At DebConf, the idea came up that
maybe Ubuntu could also use mentors.debian.net for new package
reviews, with a custom set of tags so Ubuntu reviewers could look
only at Ubuntu packages (and Debian reviewers wouldn't see Ubuntu
packages by default). The idea has the advantage that when we wanted
to redirect new packages to Debian, it would be a simple matter of
changing the tags, rather than pushing the packager to an entirely
new interface and set of requirements.
There are a few features REVU has that DebExpo doesn't have yet, but the
thought is that we might be able to merge some of the code from REVU
into DebExpo. I talked with the most active developers of REVU, and the
response was "Yeah, moving to a single platform would probably be nice."
Other thoughts? In addition to general comments or concerns, it would
also be interesting to hear if any current users of revu.ubuntuwire.com
(reviewers or submitters) have used the new mentors.debian.net, and if
so what they think of it.
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