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Re: How to best collaborate with games and junior tasks

On Tue, Aug 19, 2014 at 11:28 PM, Per Andersson <avtobiff@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 19, 2014 at 8:58 AM, Andreas Tille <andreas@an3as.eu> wrote:
>> Hi Per,
>> On Tue, Aug 19, 2014 at 01:10:31AM +0200, Per Andersson wrote:
>>> In some areas it is quite easy, e.g. junior-puzzle could depend
>>> on games-tetris, instead of listing a subset of the tetris games
>>> manually.
>> This could be definitely done.  From a metapackages point of view that's
>> easy and fully supported.  From the web sentinel point of view it would
>> be great if the package dependencies could be resolved on the tasks
>> pages to not only show the games-tetris entry but list all the
>> dependencies contained in games-tetris.  In principle this idea is not
>> new at all.  We have this case in Debian Science where for instance
>> the biology task[1] depends from med-bio and med-bio-dev.
>> The plan to implement this "dependency-resolving" feature was born in a
>> Blends workshop in Merida in 2007 but never realised.  However, since
>> the GSoC last year which had the side effect that all needed information
>> of tasks files was injected into UDD we came a big step forward to
>> realise this since it now becomes very simple to just query:  "Is this
>> a blends metapackage and if yes return the dependant packages".  Now
>> all we need would be to rewrite the code for the tasks pages in the
>> same manner I nearly finished for the bugs pages (yes, nearly - some
>> really boring encoding issue is blocking me to finish it and I simply
>> rank fixing bugs in Debian Med packages higher currently since the
>> release is at the horizont).
> Is there any tasks that could be finished? Any work in progress somewhere?

Is blends/website/webtools/tasks.py still relevant for instance?


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