Fwd: The REVU upgrade thread

Alan Munson speeddemon8803 at gmail.com
Sun Jul 27 02:44:02 BST 2008

I like this idea as well, I wonder how hard it would be to implement and
what all we/they would have to take down to do so.  Good thinking! :)

On Sat, 2008-07-26 at 18:34 -0700, Jonathan Marsden wrote:
> Michael Casadevall wrote:
> > As we al know, REVU historically has required you to join
> > revu-uploaders, and then hunt down an admin to get your key synced or
> > updated, which I always felt was klunky, and rather clumsy way to do
> > things. Now that REVU uses Launchpad IDs, it also grabs and
> > imports/updates GPG keys as needed on each login from the individual
> > users page, which I find is a much sleeker solution.
> Definitely :-)  Sleeker still would be to also do the import/update of 
> GPG key upon an upload using dput, so that attempted uploads from 
> newcomers "just work" rather than being rejected with no clear 
> notification to the uploader. See LP: #250164 .  More generally, making 
> it easier for newcomers who want to contribute to the bug fixing and 
> packaging process like this is IMO well worth the effort; current 
> barriers to entry are somewhat high.
> >  It was pointed out to me though that having revu-uploaders though
> >  allows people to see how you have to be a member of a special group
> >  to commit to the archive.
> Could the REVU login code query LP to determine "is this person a member 
> of revu-uploaders", and if the answer is no, display something to the 
> user who is attempting to log in, asking them to please subscribe to 
> that group (maybe include a direct subscribe link to it, even)?  This 
> way, you would get the best of both worlds: only one login to manage, no 
> manual keyring sync delays, *and* a "special group" for REVU uploaders, 
> for those who feel that has value.
> >  This skin is still a work in progress (and a tan option will be made
> >  available soon wish).
> The colour is less critical (to me) than the overall layout and 
> information being presented.  I think the new skin is a useful 
> improvement; I also think you'll meet resistance unless you soon give 
> people a way to set a preference for their REVU skin (theme) of choice.
> Good work!
> Jonathan

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