Project summary page should show links to patches

Bug #255868 reported by Graham Binns on 2008-08-07
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Launchpad itself
Karl Fogel

Bug Description

It's not easy to find patches in Ubuntu for projects through Launchpad.

One way to solve this would be to have a "patches" section on the project overview page, which would link to the patches for that project for a given distro or distro series (e.g. for there would be a link to

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Jorge Castro (jorge) wrote :

It might be good to list not only our patches but patches from other distros like what Daniel is doing with Harvest:

This would make the launchpad page for each package more useful to upstream developers who want to see all the distro patches in one place; then long term we can provide a workflow to upstreams for browsing and merging all these patches into their upstream tree.

Jorge Castro (jorge) on 2008-09-08
Changed in launchpad-foundations:
importance: Undecided → High
assignee: nobody → gmb
Graham Binns (gmb) on 2008-09-18
Changed in launchpad-foundations:
status: New → Triaged
Curtis Hovey (sinzui) on 2009-10-18
Changed in launchpad-foundations:
importance: High → Low
assignee: Graham Binns (gmb) → nobody
affects: launchpad-foundations → malone
Jonathan Lange (jml) on 2009-10-19
tags: added: patch-tracking
Deryck Hodge (deryck) on 2009-12-08
tags: added: story-patch-report
Karl Fogel (kfogel) wrote :

The summary of this bug could just be "There needs to be UI to reach the new +patches view". However, let's start with the project page first. Meanwhile, below are some notes from recent conversations with Jorge Castro and Deryck Hodge about this; some of these could get broken out into separate bugs.


Basically, we need a UI to reach the +patches view. For example, go to and scroll down to the bottom. See where it says "Packages in distributions"? Jorge points out we could have another similar box that says "Patches in distributions". And corresponding to the "All packages" link there would be an "All patches" link.

And in, see the stats
box on the upper right? Put some stats about patches in there.

The "Latest Bugs Reported" list is nice; what about a "Latest patches reported"? Or better yet, just show patch icon next to the latest bugs that have a patch?

Deryck points out that from a project's Bugs home page (that is,, in the bugs box over at the upper right, we could add an "N bugs with patches" item in there too.

What about UI to reach +patches view from series pages? E.g.,

Changed in malone:
assignee: nobody → Karl Fogel (kfogel)
milestone: none → 10.02
Karl Fogel (kfogel) on 2010-02-15
Changed in malone:
status: Triaged → In Progress
Karl Fogel (kfogel) wrote :

As discussed in the thread (see in particular), we're going to go a different route for the UI: show "N bugs with patches" in the little stats box on the upper right of the project's bugs page.

Karl Fogel (kfogel) on 2010-02-16
tags: removed: patch-tracking
Karl Fogel (kfogel) wrote :

See above screenshots.

Changed in malone:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Deryck Hodge (deryck) on 2010-03-12
Changed in malone:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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