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Re: Bug#703402: PTS: link to the blends website for packages involved in blends

On Mon, May 27, 2013 at 12:04 AM, Andreas Tille wrote:

> I bounced the bug some minutes later - I just droped it by accident in
> the first place.

Ah. My lists mail setup (gmail) didn't notice the second mail.

> IN fact I'm considering a not yet used update mechanism in UDD - perhaps
> some commit hook or so which sounds more apropriate in the Blends
> metapackage case.  A daily import (as usual in UDD) does not make much
> sense because over several days the content remains static.  But at some
> points in time there are several changes on one day.  I need to think
> about this.

Long term I think we want to move Debian infrastructure towards some
sort of realtime messaging system like fedmsg, AMPQ etc. So dak would
emit events, UDD and other QA stuff would listen to those events and
update themselves in realtime.

> This does not sound fully convinced.  Do you see any drawback in this
> historical fact?

Just that the strings on the PTS are very long when they include the
blend name, I worked around this by just including task names. With
the tasks from tasksel having long names too, I might need to do some
sort of shortening method.

> In fact most Blends do create a tasksel package as well (debichem-tasks,
> med-tasks, etc.)  I had the idea that not only packages matching 'task%'
> in their name should match the query but rather those that depend from
> tasksel package.  I'll come up with some suggestion for a JSON data file
> soon.

Great, thanks.



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