[Mageia-discuss] Introducing mageia-app-db

Maarten Vanraes maarten.vanraes at gmail.com
Fri Nov 5 17:52:22 CET 2010

Op woensdag 03 november 2010 23:27:12 schreef Samuel Verschelde:
> Hello to everyone,
> While things are setting up (infrastructure, teams...), which will allow us
> all to begin real work on our new linux distribution as soon as possible,
> a new project is coming to life. We want to produce a website dedicated to
> mageia's packages, and whose main goals would be : - allow to browse the
> package database, provide the main informations about packages, like any
> other distribution does (see http://www.debian.org/distrib/packages for
> example). - focus on interaction between users, testers and packagers
> (backports requests and voting, new soft requests and voting, and the
> other way round : testing requests from packagers to users) - customizable
> user notifications on your home page, RSS feed or e-mail (new backport
> available for you preferred soft, new update candidate available and
> awaiting testing...)
> I tried to explain this project there :
> http://mageiacauldron.tuxfamily.org/MageiaAppDb
> It was announced yesterday during the founders meeting :
> http://mageia.org/wiki/doku.php?id=meetings
> The project is at its very beginning, and the task is huge, so we'll
> proceed step by step. You can see our temporary roadmap here :
> http://github.com/agallou/mageia-app-db/wiki/ROADMAP
> We will probably need help, however this is too soon for me to say exactly
> on what parts of the project (testing, development, translation,
> artwork...). I'll send a mail to the mageia-webteam mailing list to
> discuss this with people who are interested, in the following days (apart
> from this thread, future discussion on the project will mainly happen on
> the mageia-webteam mailing list).
> Right now, I'm mainly interested in your comments on this project, and also
> welcome any suggestions about the needs we have to answer (did we forget
> something ?), and ideas of functionalities. It doesn't mean we'll be able
> to implement everything, but at this stage I want to envision every
> possible idea :)
> Best regards
> Samuel Verschelde (Stormi)

i don't know if this is also the purpose for this; but what about:
 - adding the maint.mandriva.com functionality: ie: setting the maintainer(s).
 - having multiple maintainers per package (src.rpm)

Kind regards,


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