[arch-dev-public] Developer reports

Eric Bélanger snowmaniscool at gmail.com
Sat Apr 30 16:44:40 EDT 2011

On Fri, Apr 29, 2011 at 9:26 PM, Dan McGee <dpmcgee at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 29, 2011 at 7:23 PM, Eric Bélanger <snowmaniscool at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Fri, Apr 29, 2011 at 11:18 AM, Dan McGee <dpmcgee at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> There is a new section on the dev dashboard entitled "Developer
>>> Reports"- it contains fun things like Old Packages
>>> (http://www.archlinux.org/devel/reports/old/). If you have feedback or
>>> thoughts on other reports that might make your packaging duties
>>> easier, let me know.
>>> -Dan
>> Couple of comments:
>> 1- It would be nice to have a column with the maintainer's name so we
>> can quickly see which one of these packages we are maintaining.  If
>> space is an issue, we could remove the column for "flag date" as it
>> doens't seem to be much useful for these reports.
> You're oversimplifying- remember that packages don't have "a
> maintainer", they have multiple maintainers. I can add this, but it
> will make these pages a heck of a lot slower to load, which is the
> biggest issue. One thing that comes to mind that would be an overall
> report, and a "mine" report for each one...
>> 2- The report for large packages should list the sizes in MB instead of bytes.
> That would make the generic nature of these reports a lot harder,
> and/or involve me sinking quite a bit of time into making something
> generic that formats sizes. Deal with it for now. :)
> -Dan

If doing these changes would require increasing the load time or
complexity, you can ignore them. I suggested them because I thought
they were trivial, then again I don't know how the website is

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