[Mageia-sysadm] Toys&Tools for Mageia Infrastructure

Buchan Milne bgmilne at zarb.org
Tue Jan 3 12:49:49 CET 2012

On Friday, 16 December 2011 03:20:42 Kamil Rytarowski wrote:
> Hello!
> As we all know more important for a Linux distribution than packaging
> itself is the infrastructure.
> I'd like to contribute doing some toy projects, that may be useful for
> the others. Here are some of my ideas (some of them are already working
> as a preview):
> 1. *Mageia packages maintainership daily statistics* - It's already
> working here http://kamil.mageia.org.pl/MageiaStats/
> 2. *SVN searcher* - Preview is working here
> http://kamil.mageia.org.pl/svnsearch.cgi - data is a few weeks old,
> twice synced
> 3. *Missing dependencies daily statistics*  - to-be done

Have you seen http://check.mageia.org/ , e.g. 
http://check.mageia.org/dependencies.html ?

> 4. *Statistics about our packagers* (like https://cia.vc - but more
> information) - to-be done
> 5. *Build server statistics* - to-be done

> And a few more ideas.
> Some of the projects above are more toys than tools, but anyway I find
> them handy (like the maintainership statistics).

Well, IMHO, as a maintainer, it would be nice to have a single portal, where 
all the packaging-related tasks could be summarised, e.g.:

-Packages with outstanding security bugs
-Packages in stable release with outstanding bugs
-Packages in cauldron with critical problems (e.g. or other error preventing 
-Packages where update is available
-Unmaintained packages you have committed on
-Package in backports for a stable release with newer version in cauldron

Ultimately, I would actually want it to have a 'fix' button in some cases :-).

I think to get there, we ideally need Youri::Check to be able to write to a 
database, and write one nice web app to present all the information, in 
various contexts (e.g. typical user, contributor, tester, QA etc.).


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