needs-packaging tag and Candidates

Jordan Mantha mantha at
Mon Mar 19 22:27:53 GMT 2007

MOTUs and MOTU Hopefuls!

For a long time we've wanted to move away from using the wiki [0]   
for new package requests. This is for many reasons, wiki pages like  
this can get rather large (we have 450+ requests right now), doesn't  
work well with our normal workflow (bugs on Launchpad were we can  
comment, prioritize, close, etc.), and get easily overlooked by both  
users and developers.

After talking with Launchpad developers it was determined that they  
best approach would be to simply file bugs against Ubuntu and tag  
them with needs-packaging . My only concern with this approach was  
that users had to know the tag before hand and properly add it. I  
thought we would want to have 1 URL that would take them to the bug  
filing page in LP *and* have the tag already there. The code for this  
[1] has already been included in the Beta Launchpad. For people with  
Launchpad Beta access you can test this out by going to [2] or [3].

So, do we want to start migrating off of Candidates? I think it'd be  
an interesting project for Hopefuls and other people wanting to get  
involved with MOTU to work on. Just go through the list and check to  
make sure that the app is even distributable and isn't already in  
Debian/Ubuntu, then move the contents to a bug report and tag with  
needs-packaging .



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