[arch-dev-public] Package Colours - better visual information
jud at judfilm.net
Mon Sep 29 17:40:46 EDT 2008
> 2008/9/29 Aaron Griffin <aaronmgriffin at gmail.com>:
> > On Sat, Sep 27, 2008 at 9:23 PM, Giovanni Scafora <linuxmania at
> > gmail.com> wrote:
> >> 2008/9/28, Jud <jud at judfilm.net>:
> >>> I had an idea to improve the information provided to the user and
> >>> indicate a clearer picture of the status of a Package via the
> >>> website.
> >>> Package Colours - 6 Major states of a Package
> >>> -----------------------------------------------
> >>> Black - latest version, all ok
> >>> Blue - latest version, bug report(s) outstanding
> >>> Red - out-of-date
> >>> Yellow - out-of-date, new package in Testing
> >>> Orange - out-of-date, new package in Testing, bug report(s)
> >>> outstanding
> >>> Purple/Magenta - out-of-date, bug report(s) outstanding
> >> It would be a good idea.
> >> +1
> > It's a nice idea, but the "outstanding bugs" part would be difficult
> > for us, as Flyspray is not integrated into the system...
> > I'm sure we could do the "outdated, new package in testing" part
> > though. Dusty? Would this be a lot of work?
> Excepting the flyspray integration it shouldn't be too much work to do
> it hackishly, but to do it properly would be a bit of a chore.
> Currently there isn't much of a connection between packages in core
> and packages in testing, since testing is just another repo. My head
> keeps bouncing around ideas for redesigning the web package models to
> support more of a 'workflow' style that would support this and some of
> Jud's other ideas more intuitively, but right now I need to find some
> way to get the time for this.
> I'm also getting fired up about creating a new bug tracker that
> integrates with the package system that would make some of this other
> stuff more trivial. I don't much like flyspray and this would be a
> good start for some of my other plans. But again, I need to rearrange
> my life so I can take more time for these things first.
> In the meantime, Jud, can you file a bug report for this so I don't
> forget it. My memory is getting shorter and shorter these days.
This part was cut off all the replies:
I'm not picky about the colours as long as it seems logical.
Also, I have filed this as a feature request:
FS#11604 - http://bugs.archlinux.org/task/11604
@ Dusty - What can "we" do to help you get this organised?
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