Website: Suggestions for "Developers" section of Package Description

Bug #220433 reported by Andres Mejia
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Bug Description

In the package descriptions of each package, there is the "Developers" section which hold links to the source and diff file used to create a package. My suggestions for this section would be to

1. Also include a link to the .dsc (description) file. This would make it easier for people to "dget" the source package.

2. Include all source files, diff files, and dsc files if a package was built with more than one source package. I know this is the case for alien-arena and warsow. It also applies for funguloids, which has the ogre-plugins-cgprogrammanager package.

3. If it's at all possible, have the link point to the original source, diff, and dsc file (i.e. from Debian, Ubuntu, personal archive, etc.). If that's not possible, at least place a link to the dsc file where it originated from in the changelog (this gives implementing suggestion number 1 another purpose).

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João Pinto (joaopinto) wrote :


Regarding 1. and 2. the source and diff links are planed to be replaced with a link to the source directory instead (the developer would need to manually browse for the proper version), this should address both the multipackage distributions and the .dsc availability, this is something already implemented I am pending to commit to the main page with some other changes.

Regarding 3, I will add that info from now on.

Thanks for the suggestions.

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importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → In Progress
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Andres Mejia (amejia1) wrote :

OK. Just remember that source packages sometimes reside in different directories altogether. For instance alien-arena is in contrib while alien-arena-data is in non-free. So multiple links would be needed in this case.

João Pinto (joaopinto)
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status: In Progress → Confirmed
Changed in getdeb-web:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Confirmed
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status: Confirmed → Invalid
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