New Launchpad feature: Diff between Sid and Oneiric

Scott Kitterman ubuntu at
Fri Jun 17 15:51:32 UTC 2011

Julian Edwards <juliand.edwards at> wrote:

>On Thursday 16 June 2011 13:46:41 Scott Kitterman wrote:
>> 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
>> > > merge related notes for other developers, MoM is the place to do
>> > 
>> > Then file bugs! And please tag them 'derivation'.
>> If it's a goal of the Launchpad team to have this be suitable to
>> MoM then rather than me file stacks of bugs it would probably be a
>> useful use of everyone's time for whoever in the Launchpad team is
>> this to go look at MoM and see what's missing.
>> Just to get you started though, it apparently needs to be faster if
>> wants to load a single page with a lot of packages.  See OOPS-1993DY5
>> details.
>Next time you report an OOPS about timeouts can you please disclose the
>that you URL hacked[1] the batch size to 300 instead of using the
>default 50.
>I just heard that there is a Greasemonkey script that sets batch sizes
>to 300.  
>If anyone is using this and gets timeouts then I strongly suggest you
>turn it 
>off as we're likely to ignore your cries for help.
>[1] From our OOPS report:
>QUERY_STRING: start=1&batch=300

Sure. I did the URL by hand and not with a script. I had always assumed that since LP supports batch sizes up to 300 using then was supported, just not part of the standard U/I.

This is, BTW, relevant since this feature will, in an Ubuntu context, always have large package lists.  Trying to batch through them 75 at a time isn't very feasible.

Scott K

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