Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Package requests: Launchpad and Suggestion

I have been quiet for a while due to some other projects I am involved in. Today I started creating packages again and I checked the bugs list to see what I wanted to pick up.

Looking at the enormous list of requests I was a bit overwhelmed to say the least and here is it that I found Launchpad to be missing certain options.
In the overview I missed dates, when was the request placed, when was the last update, why can't I sort or filter by status. I know, launchpad isn't maintained by us, but still.

Another thing is that of all the requests I believe I know of only 2% what they are. And not so much precisely but what category it would be at the website, like Games, Audio etc. See the thing is I tend to build packages that I think are useful and packages I would use myself. I won't create packages for games for example, I don't play games on my Linux box, I rather play them on the wii or on my Windows box. So it would be helpful if I could see in a glance what the request is for. I think this could be something we could implement, we could use tags to link the request to a certain category on our website.

2 comments:

João Pinto said...

The launchpad bug filtering options are rather limited, even if we set tags for the package types there would be no way to use them as a filters.

GothicX said...

You can't filter by tags ? It should work fine.. I think it's a good idea to tag them as games, audio, gnome, kde, terminal, web, and so on..