Gentoo Archives: gentoo-dev

From: Max Magorsch <arzano@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-dev] RFC: Developer Mode
Date: Mon, 29 Jun 2020 22:28:49
1 Hi,
3 Some time ago, the idea of integrating packages.g.o with pkgcheck and
4 came up. There have already been some discussions in bug
5 725702 and 725704 regarding this.
7 The tl;dr is that the packages.g.o backend does now parse both the
8 pkgcheck results as well as the data. Currently, it's
9 possible to access them:
10 - either by using the new GraphQL API [0]
11 - or by using the 'developer mode' in the web interface
12 You can enable the developer mode by clicking onto 'Switch to
13 Developer Mode' in the footer [1]. Afterwards, you will see pkgcheck
14 warnings in the version table as well as warnings in case a new
15 version of a package is available according to (as, e.g.
16 currently for x11-wm/xmonad-contrib).
18 I think, more generally speaking, there is some information that is of
19 interest for developers but might not be of interest for regular
20 users. This leads to some questions:
22 1. Would you prefer this information to be displayed in packages.g.o
23 using a 'developer mode' or would you prefer a separate application
24 similar to the idea of project Grumpy?
26 2. Is there any further information apart from pkgcheck and repology
27 that you would consider useful here for the development workflow?
29 3. What else would you like to see here? For instance, I could think
30 of a configurable dashboard that shows all pkgcheck warnings, new
31 versions and open pull requests for packages that a developer
32 maintains. Would that be useful? What else could you think of?
34 I look forward to your opinion.
36 -M
38 [0] you can use to get started
39 [1] if that's not working, that's likely a caching issue, and the
40 javascript assets have to be refreshed