Give quick summary of recipe syntax near recipe field

Bug #670475 reported by Jonathan Lange on 2010-11-03
This bug affects 1 person
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Tim Penhey

Bug Description

Being asked to enter a recipe into a big box is scary. It would be nice if the recipe field gave a quick summary of the recipe syntax. This would help the user to debug any error messages they get from submitting the recipe.

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Tim Penhey (thumper) wrote :

We could look to add some popup help for this, do you think that this is sufficient?

We don't want too much noise there.

Paul Hummer (rockstar) wrote :

I disagree that this is really a bug once thumper's recipe-help branch gets fixed. We're linking to the help wiki documentation at the top of the creation form. I think that this should be enough.

Jonathan Lange (jml) wrote :

I think it's worth trying. The recipe help is good, but it would be nice having a cheat sheet near the recipe field.

I guess recipe help + good error messages from bzr-builder could conceivably make this bug wontfix.

Tim Penhey (thumper) on 2010-11-18
Changed in launchpad-code:
status: Triaged → In Progress
assignee: nobody → Tim Penhey (thumper)
Changed in launchpad-code:
milestone: none → 10.12
tags: added: qa-needstesting
Changed in launchpad-code:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Tim Penhey (thumper) on 2010-11-30
tags: added: qa-ok
removed: qa-needstesting
Curtis Hovey (sinzui) on 2010-12-08
Changed in launchpad-code:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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