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Re: Need for launchpad

On Fri, Jan 06, 2006 at 08:23:13PM +0000, Neil McGovern wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 06, 2006 at 03:19:42PM -0500, Frans Jessop wrote:
> > Ubuntu's launchpad is amazing.  Do you think it would be helpful if all 
> > DD's worked through it on their projects?  Wouldn't that keep things more 
> > organized and efficient?  Or perhaps Debian could build its own version of 
> > launchpad which is better.  Again, I think it would do a good job keeping 
> > everything organized an efficient.
> What the difference between this and alioth.debian.org?

It's quite different in fact, in some ways more encompassing (incorporating
archive management, software translation, bug tracking, support, etc.) and
in some ways less (no mailing lists or file distribution).

That said, it isn't very fruitful to discuss "all DDs" using Launchpad, any
more than Alioth or vim or zsh.  They're tools which software developers can
choose to use or not, and Debian isn't in the habit of mandating the use of
certain tools on the part of its developers.  Where Debian developers have
chosen to standardize on certain tools, it's because a subset have found
that those tools help them to work more efficiently, and Alioth and
Launchpad are no different in this respect.  Developers will choose to use
them when and where it makes sense for them to do so.

 - mdz

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