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Re: GSoC weekly report of Distro Tracker Improvements (Week 5)

Hello Arthur,

I just thought about something that may be interesting to you, i'm not sure if there are any plans to check for package released on other distributions, like qa.d.o page does.
One possible source of info for that kind of things could be repology[0][1], i use it very often to find packages on other distributions, one feature that i miss is that it does not count how many patches were applied by the distro maintainer (like qa.d.o does with Ubuntu packages) (and i understand that detection is highly distro-family specific).

I think it would be perfect to have a source of information where one can see which distributions had which versions of a given package and how many patches they were applying on top of it. In my not-so-long debian packager experience i already found lots of patches applied on other distros that are useful for debian too (and that patches are very important regarding projects which upstream is not active anymore).

Having something like repology integrated on our tools seems like a good idea, and better yet something where maintainers of all distributions could check the patches applied easily.

I know that you already have lots of other tasks and this is not as important as them, i'm throwing this here more like an idea that still has to be discussed better and maybe see if there's someone interested.

See you at DC 19 :)



Samuel Henrique <samueloph>,

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