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Re: [poll] Ubuntu column on DDPO visible by default?

 On 08/26/2010 11:20 PM, Thomas Weber wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 26, 2010 at 07:42:07AM +0200, Lucas Nussbaum wrote:
>> I don't see what a discussion on -devel@ would bring. We are unlikely to
>> come up with a better choice of solutions than what we already have
>> (keep it on by default, revert the change and make it disabled by
>> default).
> Maybe this is a stupid question, but what purpose does the Ubuntu column
> have at all? If I'm interested in a package in Ubuntu, that's what
> Launchpad is for. I mean, we don't have the information for the 120
> other derivatives there, either (should we ever have that, I'm not sure
> that "it's just 120 clicks and then it's stored in a cookie" would cut
> it, btw.).
Many of us take quite some satisfaction from seeing their packaging
work affect so many more individuals that are using that downstream
distro. They are users of our packages and as the package maintainer
one cares about them, too.

Another idea is to have more and more downstream developers
become maintainers also for Debian. And then the PTS and other bits
of our infrastructure should not let them miss too much, especially
not the bugs submitted from their "own" userbase.



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