Re: How to make Debian more attractive for users, was: Re: The number of popcon.debian.org-submissions is falling
On Mon, Jul 26, 2010 at 00:22, Will <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> 5, 2010 at 6:07 PM, Sandro Tosi <email@example.com> wrote:
>> On Sun, Jul 25, 2010 at 19:32, Will <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>>> Additionally, an HTTP interface to reportbug would be a good idea.
>> are you (and all the others asking for this) willing to help developing one?
>>> Many new users find it difficult or unnecessary to set up an MTA when
>>> they first install,
> Yes, as a Python developer I'd be glad to add in HTTP support given an
> HTTP interface to the BTS.
That's great! given it might take a while to the BTS owner to think
about a proper way to implement that in the current architecture, I'd
suggest to give a look to the "small" list of bugs against reportbug
and propose some solutions or patches: I'd be happy to review and
ultimately incorporate any valuable work!
>> Could you please point to any reference where it's written that the
>> only way for reportbug to work it's thru a local MTA and not also with
>> a remote SMTP server?
> It's not, I was working off old information. When I used reportbug a
> few years ago, just SMTP was broken, so I just set up an MTA and
> forgot about it. Sorry.
Good, at least we don't have any (known) outdated documentation to fix :)
Sandro Tosi (aka morph, morpheus, matrixhasu)
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Me at Debian: http://wiki.debian.org/SandroTosi