Making "entry-point" nee "gift" a real BTS tag [Re: Facilitating contributions by newcomers]
On Tue, 11 Nov 2014, Lucas Nussbaum wrote:
> I am totally in favor of turning it into a real tag.
> There has been discussions about renaming the tag (see thread starting
> at https://lists.debian.org/debian-project/2013/09/msg00096.html ; my
> personal preference is entry-point
> (https://lists.debian.org/debian-project/2013/09/msg00108.html) for the
> geeky factor). We should rename it at the same time.
I think "entry-point" encapsulates the idea, and isn't condescending.
Unless someone has a serious objection to it, lets just roll with that.
On Tue, 11 Nov 2014, Stefano Zacchiroli wrote:
> As the person responsible for adding +gift support to devscripts back
> in the days, I've always regretted not having pushed for a
> full-fledged BTS tag at the time. We should definitely do that, but
> also think at backward compatibility. For instance, how to guarantee
> that existing queries like  above do not break?
This would be a bit of a hack, but I think I can just redirect that one
URL to the pkgreport.cgi?tag=entry-point. People who still needed to
just see the gift tags could use something like
We can also just make sure that bugs which have the gift tag get the
"entry-point" tag too. [And we should probably do the opposite as well.]
This would be a bit hacky, but it's totally possible to do in a pretty
quick cronjob until at least a release cycle with the new interface.
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