New Launchpad feature: Diff between Sid and Oneiric

Daniel Holbach daniel.holbach at
Thu Jun 16 14:39:16 UTC 2011

Am 16.06.2011 14:46, schrieb Scott Kitterman:
> On Thursday, June 16, 2011 01:25:05 AM Steve Kowalik wrote:
>> On 16/06/11 16:11, Scott Kitterman wrote:
>>> This new page still offers substantially less functionality than
>>> MoM/grab-merge.  If you want to mark merges as in progress or leave
>>> merge related notes for other developers, MoM is the place to do that.
>> Then file bugs! And please tag them 'derivation'.
> If it's a goal of the Launchpad team to have this be suitable to replace MoM 
> then rather than me file stacks of bugs it would probably be a more useful use 
> of everyone's time for whoever in the Launchpad team is driving this to go 
> look at MoM and see what's missing.
> Just to get you started though, it apparently needs to be faster if one wants 
> to load a single page with a lot of packages.  See OOPS-1993DY5 for details.

The way I read the mails up until now, I couldn't see anyone suggesting
to remove current infrastructure or resources.

Even if that was the proposition, I think it should be possible to point
out shortcomings in a politer way.

I just tried to put myself into the shoes of a Launchpad developer,
think how I put a lot of time into very boring, tedious and very generic
work to make Launchpad understand distros, derivatives, differences
between source packages, then reached a milestone and want to give
developers an update about what has been done and how it might be useful
to them, then I get a reply like the one above.

If I was on the LP team, I would find it disheartening and I would think
twice before I ever post something to the list again.

To sum it up: I think it's important to discuss, find problems and
solutions, but it should be in an encouraging and not in a demotivating


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