[Desktop13.04-Topic] Integrate a Paper Cuts toolbelt into ubuntu-dev-tools

Andrew Starr-Bochicchio a.starr.b at gmail.com
Wed Oct 24 16:17:02 UTC 2012


On Wed, Oct 24, 2012 at 8:26 AM, Chris Wilson <notgary at ubuntu.com> wrote:
> If the paper cutters were to develop such a tool, would it be considered for
> integration into the ubuntu-dev-tools package?

I'm forwarding this over to devel as you'll more likely get an
authoritative answer there than on desktop. My initial reaction though
is that it would be better off in its own package. I don't think we'd
want to have GTK as a dependency of ubuntu-dev-tools as it is
sometimes used in chroots and on servers.

> On 24 October 2012 13:23, Chris Wilson <notgary at ubuntu.com> wrote:
>>
>> Blueprint:
>> https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/papercuts-toolbelt
>>
>> In order for the Hundred Paper Cuts project to stay healthy, it needs a
>> constant flow of new bugs, several hundred each cycle, for people to work
>> on. Making it easier to report paper cuts will help keep the reports
>> flowing, and a desktop utility bundled with ubuntu-dev-tools could help with
>> this.
>>
>> A simple graphical tool that provides an interface for reporting new paper
>> cuts, with fields customized for paper cut bug reports. ubuntu-bug send a
>> lot of information that is not necessary for these kinds of problems.
>>
>> An application picker (I think GTK3 has a pretty good one) that will list
>> all the applications installed on the system that are covered by the paper
>> cuts project. When the user chooses one, relevant data about the version of
>> the app, installed plugins, etc, will be added to the report.
>>
>> The ability to add multiple screenshots using Ubuntu's built-in screenshot
>> utility, but the action will be initiated from the reporting utility, so
>> screenshots are added directly to the report before it's sent.
>>
>> When the report is send, it will be automatically filed against both the
>> paper cuts project and the app in question, and the Paper Cuts Ninja team
>> will automatically receive an email saying there's a new bug been reported.
>>
>> These features will speed up the process of reporting new paper cuts - it
>> should take only a few seconds from start to finish.

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