[FFe] [needs-packaging] apitrace

Bug #813848 reported by Chris Halse Rogers on 2011-07-20
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Chris Halse Rogers
Chris Halse Rogers
Chris Halse Rogers

Bug Description

[FFe justification]
As a leaf package this is low-risk.

This tool would be very useful for debugging; thus, it would be useful to have in post-FF, as that's when we're doing the most debugging.

I've got a 2nd reviewer lined up; it turns out the Debian X team has been too busy to review this upstream yet.
[/FFe justification]

apitrace is a utility for tracing the behaviour of OpenGL applications. It proxies OpenGL calls between the app being traced and the GL provider, resulting in a trace that can be replayed to recreate the rendering.

This makes it a useful tool for debugging both OpenGL applications and the OpenGL drivers themselves.

Joe Burgess (joemburgess) wrote :
tags: added: needs-packaging
Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

*** This is an automated message ***

This bug is tagged needs-packaging which identifies it as a request for a new package in Ubuntu. As a part of the managing needs-packaging bug reports specification, https://wiki.ubuntu.com/QATeam/Specs/NeedsPackagingBugs, all needs-packaging bug reports have Wishlist importance. Subsequently, I'm setting this bug's status to Wishlist.

Changed in ubuntu:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Joe Burgess (joemburgess) wrote :

I checked the packages list of both Debian and Ubuntu and found nothing. I also searched through the debian bug tracker and couldn't find anything about apitrace. Marked as needs-packaging.

Shayon Mukherjee (sj-i) wrote :


Changed in ubuntu:
assignee: nobody → Shayon Mukherjee (sj-i)
status: New → Fix Committed
status: Fix Committed → In Progress
Shayon Mukherjee (sj-i) wrote :

need author info. name and email address.also if any copyright details along with it.

Chris Halse Rogers (raof) wrote :

I'm already most of the way through this, with a Debian ITP too. Was this not assigned to me?

Shayon Mukherjee (sj-i) wrote :

no it wasnt. anyways, go ahead.

Shayon Mukherjee (sj-i) wrote :

raof is already working on it

Changed in ubuntu:
assignee: Shayon Mukherjee (sj-i) → nobody
Changed in ubuntu:
assignee: nobody → Chris Halse Rogers (raof)
Changed in debian:
status: Unknown → New
summary: - [needs-packaging] apitrace
+ [FFe] [needs-packaging] apitrace
description: updated
Stefano Rivera (stefanor) wrote :

> As a leaf package this is low-risk.

As mentioned in the Debian ITP, the name does seem fairly generic.
If you are not intending to sync this from Debian, I'd prefer it if you at least agreed on a package name with the Debian X people (or whoever is likely to sponsor it) before we land it in Ubuntu.

Chris Halse Rogers (raof) wrote :

The binary packages are named “apitrace-gl-*”; that should sufficiently disambiguate them.

Stefano Rivera (stefanor) wrote :

OK, in that case, as long as you can find some archive-admin review, FFe granted.

Kate Stewart (kate.stewart) wrote :

This does need to land though before Beta 2 Freeze (9/20) if its going to go forward.

Kate Stewart (kate.stewart) wrote :

Beta 2 freeze has come and gone. Marking this to be targetted to R-Series now.

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