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Re: RFC: screenshot in packages

On 4/27/06, Bas Wijnen <shevek@fmf.nl> wrote:
> Hi,
> 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. :-)

I agree.

"Imagination is more important than knowledge" A.Einstein

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