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Re: Orphaned packages in testing which were never in stable

* Michael Stone 

| On Mon, Apr 08, 2002 at 01:08:10AM +0100, Mark Brown wrote:
| > I have this sneaking suspicion that we need a tool more appropriate than
| > the BTS to handle the WNPP.  The BTS seems rather fragile for this
| > purpose - the format for bug titles and to a greater extent the way
| > followups for bug reports are handled (not going to the bug sumbitter)
| > both seem rather fragile and aren't really handled all that well by the
| > mechanisms normally used when interacting with the BTS.
| Yes. Using the BTS for this purpose is ridiculously complicated, far
| from intuitive, and prone to breakage. If only someone were to write
| something better. :)

What would the requirements for such a tool be?

It needs to be able to support the following user tasks:

- record that you are working on a new package
- record that you are taking over a package
- record that you are orphaning a package
- record that you want somebody to take over a package
- record conversations regarding taking over a package
- being able to modify and drop this information if somebody loses
  interest in a package

Wanted interfaces:

- web
- email
- command line
- corba?

To what degree should it require authentication and other security

Tollef Fog Heen
Unix _IS_ user friendly... It's just selective about who its friends are.

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