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[udd] injecting debtags information

[ Following a suggestion by Lucas, we are moving to the debian-qa
  mailing list the discussions about UDD, the Ultimate Debian Database;
  shout if you object to this choice. ]

Any objection about injecting debtags information into UDD?

It will be really helpful for making queries able to filter packages on
the tags basis.

Beside that, the obvious question is of course how to do that, AFAIK
currently tags are not tied specifically to any particular version or
suite of (binary) packages, so it would be enough to use as a key a
table indexed by (binary) package names.

That said, we have of course the choice between just having one tuple
per package, with a field containing all associated tags (e.g.,
comma-separated), and having one tuple for each pair <package, tag>.

I tend to prefer the latter, as we have already expressed relational
algebra the different tags for each package, without needing to resort
to sub-string machinery.

To the debtags people: what would be a daily updated source of
information we can download to have up to date debtags data?


Stefano Zacchiroli -*- PhD in Computer Science \ PostDoc @ Univ. Paris 7
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