Using Brainstorm for packaging requests
Siegfried Gevatter (RainCT)
rainct at ubuntu.com
Thu Oct 16 18:29:20 BST 2008
Currently  requests for new packages are done on Launchpad and they
are not allowed on Brainstorm. However, I think that this situation is
not optimal as there's no good way to know how many people are
interested in a package * and so if someone wants to package one of
those requested applications he has no clue on which of them are the
I suggests that Brainstorm becomes the preferres place instead. Here
are some advantages that this would have:
- Option to vote +1/0/-1 for the idea, and to suggest alternative
applications which do the same task **.
- Place to comment without polluting the Launchpad bug.
- All requests reviewed by a moderator **.
- It's the obvious place for them ("package X" is an idea, isn't it? :)).
* Okay, there will be a "also affects me" count in the future (right
now you can mark a bug as affecting you, but there's no place where
the count of affected people is visible), but still, Brainstorm is
more adequate and has more visibility than Launchpad (and nice banners
to make requests more popular).
** With the new version of Brainstorm, which will get online once the
Canonical sysadmins get time to update it. Preview here:
Siegfried-Angel Gevatter Pujals (RainCT)
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