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Bug#483179: reopen 483179, PTS: please do *not* link to Ubuntu Launchpad bugs page

On Fri, Jun 13, 2008 at 01:33:55PM +0200, Ana Guerrero wrote:
> So please, remove the link to the ubuntu launchpad bugs and since some
> people think tracking derivated distros is interesting, make a new
> page, that can be visited optionally (or just forget about for who is
> not interested), where we can track whatever derivated distro people
> care about. 

FWIW, I do agree with Raphael on this and many thanks to Lucas for his
patch implementing the request.

As a package maintainer I welcome having handy access from the PTS to
the patches other Debian derivative*s* are applying to packages of mine.
In this respect the added link to Ubuntu patches and other info are
useful to me [1] and I do not see the benefit of removing it from the
PTS. Someone implemented it, it is useful, it should stay there, simple
and easy.

If you care about the "discrimination" we are doing wrt other
distributions the solution is easy as well: go find their data sources
and go provide patches for the PTS adding support for them. A potential
problem there can be that we don't want to have tens of links to
external distros, but this (once and if will become a problem) can be
solved using drop down menus to choose the distribution first, and the
other available info then.


[1] yes, the infamous "ubuntu big patch" can be more useful if
    split/commented, but that's another story.

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