Re: bugs and patches in Debian
On Fri, Jun 6, 2008 at 12:10 PM, Martín Ferrari
> On Wed, Jun 4, 2008 at 5:49 PM, gregor herrmann <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> The packages have already been changed in our svn repository (where
>> you get Tincho's csv file from) but are not yet reflected in the
>> Debian archive.
> I've just seen the new metrics in cpants, great work!! I hope that
> these leave the experimental status soon :)
I think we need a few things to fix till then.
One of them is making sure the links we add are not broken.
for example what I reported earlier:
Fur Tux - the maintainer who is very CPANTS aware - took about 20 minutes after
the results started to arrive to ask how to find out more about the patches...
So we need some good way to direct the CPAN authors to the details.
For now, it might be enough to leave out all the modules (or at least the links)
that are marked "not-uploaded" in their CPAN_vers field. Still we'll need some
explanation on how to find out more information and what does that
It would be also great if you could add the rest of the CPAN distros in Debian
to the list. We can agree on another column "status" with a value sg like
"individual-maintained" (you decide on some meaningful value)
that will indicate for us that the links are meaningless.
For such cases too we need some text to direct the CPAN module developers
how they can find out more about their module in Debian.
Actually maybe the value "not-uploaded" should also be in that separate "status"
column and not in the CPAN_ver column.
In addition we need to indicate somehow if the
has_no_bugs_reported_in_debian, has_no_patches_in_debian and
have any meaning to a module. That is, right now these fail in 2 cases:
1) when they really fail
2) when the module is not even in Debian.
We will need to indicate that on CPANTS - but this is our issue.
BTW I just though about something that might be interesting.
I guess you people encounter modules that you would like to distribute
but cannot for some reason. Maybe you have a place where you store
"Module-X, version-y has been checkked and we cannot redistribute it
because of Z"
If you have such info it might be interesting to include that too and
display on CPANTS.
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