Intend to change lintian.d.o/qa-list.txt
As far as I know, Lintian exports a file called "qa-list.txt" for
consumption by the QA infrastructure. Particularly I suspect that the
PTS and the DDPO consumes this file to display the relevant TODO
item/column. If anyone is aware of any other consumers, do let me know
about it (and let them know about this mail).
I propose to extend this file (or alternatively publish a second file
with the extensions) to include the version number of the package in
question. Currently the format is:
source E W I P X O
and I propose we extend it to:
source source-version E W I P X O
The rationale is that we are expanding lintian.d.o to process other
packages than just sid. For now, the result is that the numbers will
just be summed if a package is both in sid and experimental.
I am also open to suggestions to alternative (or additional) formats in
case people are interested in other data from lintian.d.o.
source is the name of the source package
source-version is the version of said source package
E is the number of "error" (E) tags
W is the number of "warning" (W) tags
(and so on for IPXO).
 Example, currently the entry for eclipse in sid is looking like:
eclipse 0 2 2 0 5 206
At the current rate, it will (probably) look something like:
eclipse 0 4 4 0 10 412
In the extended format, it would be something like:
eclipse 3.8.0~rc4-1 0 2 2 0 5 206
eclipse 3.8.1-1 0 2 2 0 5 206