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On Fri, 29 Jun 2012 14:07:58 +1200
Kent Fredric <kentfredric@...> wrote:
> On 27 June 2012 19:51, Federico "fox" Scrinzi <fox91@...> wrote:
> > The main question is: what would you like to have on this dashboard?
> > Currently (in the development version) there's the possibility to
> > login and watch/unwatch packages/categories/herds/... and see the
> > watched stuff in the account dashboard. We're planning on
> > implementing a weekly(?) custom newsletter based on the packages
> > you're watching, which features would you like?
> > The project repo for the GSoC is here:
> > https://github.com/volpino/euscan
> > Thanks!
> For the most part it seems to get upstream / portage versioning right,
> but occasionally you get miss-matches for some reason.
> It would be nice to allow to provide some mapping mechanism that
> existed on the overlay itself to inform euscan how to map upstream
> versions to downstream ones, but implementing that would be far too
> complex I feel.
> Instead, it would be nice to have a mechanism in the interface to set
> a "Upstream version is" value for each package if euscan can't tell.
> Upstream is 0.71 , portage is ( normalised ) to 0.710.0 , and these
> are in fact the same version. So in 0.710.0 , it would be nice to be
> able to set the upstream version manually to 0.71 so that euscan no
> longer reported it as outdated.
I think we could actually handle perl pretty easily. I believe euscan
will start using CPAN API to check the package versions, and we can
embed the normalization there.