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Re: Helping with debtags (was Re: Debian Games Blend)

[Markus Koschany]
> Hi Petter,


> I know that some of those debtags are created automatically like
> "implemented-in-language" or "ui-toolkit". Have you ever considered to
> delegate the review process for the other ones back to the package
> maintainers? I'm thinking about another PTS indicator right beside the
> current debtags link which could signal that an update for debtags is
> available.

As far as I know, there are no tags that are created automatically.

There seem to be 622 program packages with games in them:

root@meta:/etc# debtags search "game::* && role::program"|wc
    622    4860   30651
root@meta:/etc# debtags show zivot
Package: zivot
Source: zivot (20013101-3)
Version: 20013101-3+b1
Installed-Size: 24
Maintainer: Radovan Garabík <garabik@kassiopeia.juls.savba.sk>
Architecture: i386
Depends: libc6 (>= 2.7-1), libgcc1 (>= 1:4.1.1), libgfortran3 (>= 4.3)
Description: the game of life, simple console version
Description-md5: 164dd7e7b799fa30d20204b99ac9f2f1
Tag: game::toys, implemented-in::fortran, interface::text-mode, role::program, use::gameplaying
Section: games
Priority: optional
Filename: pool/main/z/zivot/zivot_20013101-3+b1_i386.deb
Size: 5448
MD5sum: b50818abb8fa42117afab6fc315b6128
SHA1: cdc11d2797b123a6a4e2569b2c0dd3e1a7e2dfe6
SHA256: 401478f5d439a26bf0d0436ee5eee3905457b8f5bbdfe388896da57b75806add

All those should show up in goplay.

> Somehow the maintainers need to authenticate and acknowledge those new
> debtags. They could be notified by an e-mail and would then need to
> reply to it for acknowledging the changes. It would probably save a
> lot of time if not every change has to be reviewed by a dedicated
> volunteer.  IMO it would be better to concentrate on reviewing random
> samples and define a certain treshold which would imply "quality
> assured".

I agree that more active QA is needed, but am not quite sure how it
should be done.  I doubt more emails is a good idea.  Lintian checks
might help, though.

Happy hacking
Petter Reinholdtsen

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