needs-packaging tag and Candidates

Richard Bailey rmjb at
Tue Mar 20 11:58:59 GMT 2007

These bugs should also be marked as wishlist if they're not already in
progress by persons on REVU.

On 3/19/07, Jordan Mantha <mantha at> wrote:
> 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 .
> -Jordan
> [0]
> [1]
> [2]
> [3]
> packaging
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