Re: RFC: screenshot in packages
On 4/27/06, Bas Wijnen <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 26, 2006 at 11:36:52PM +0200, Gon??ri Le Bouder wrote:
> > > So over all, cool idea, but probably not so easy to do. If we decide we
> > > want it, it must be discussed on debian-devel (where people are likely less
> > > interested, but still see the problems).
> > Thank you for your interest.
> > http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2006/04/msg00915.html
> The reply on that one (setting this up in parallel to the current system)
> seems very doable, and would be a good idea, I think. What we would need:
> - Some space on a reliable machine with enough bandwidth. Can alioth be used
> for something like this?
Alioth machines were always loaded, AFAIK, but we could try. This
could match (partly) the idea of having our own web page for the Games
> Or can a DD put it on his/her Debian homepage?
> I'm not sure how much load it will generate, and which machines would be
> best for handling that.
> - A format for the Pixmaps file (the part that should be in Packages, but
> won't be until it's proven itself).
> - A patch for Synaptic to start (and later the D-I as well).
That would mean for everyone wanting to use this to have a patched
Synaptic package (and maybe other managers, like aptitude), which
seems to be a bottleneck. Probably only having a plain site with which
the patched manager would speak plain HTML (wget maybe) would be a
good idea. I think that screenshots.debian.net should be avialable ;-)
> - And of course the pixmaps.
> It would probably be good to make this work similarly to debtags, where anyone
> can submit changes to the database. With debtags, all those changes are
> hand-reviewed, which is a bottleneck. It's probably better to allow DDs (with
> a signed e-mail) to send updates directly.
Probably, yes. What about non-DDs and the actual maintainers? Probably
they should be allowed to review their own packages' screenshots,
> I think it's important to make submitting pixmaps as easy as possible, because
> we want them to do this work for us. :-)
"Imagination is more important than knowledge" A.Einstein