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Re: Working as a team on Nautilis


Thanks Brian that helps a lot.

Once again it proves it's better to broadcast my ignorance than to perpetuate it.

One thing I'll add is that the firefox-launchpad-plugin is in the Software Center not Firefox's plug-in repository.


On 03/29/2011 08:33 AM, Brian Murray wrote:
On Tue, Mar 29, 2011 at 08:12:11AM -0700, Joseph Areeda wrote:
On 03/29/2011 07:11 AM, Charlie Kravetz wrote:
For all of you who need the structure, start by working on Nautilus
bugs [1]. Most of you will be using this, since it is the default Ubuntu
file manager. Please only work those bugs in "New" status.

]1] https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nautilus

OK excellent training exercise.

My first question is what is nautilis?  A bit of googling in the
forums (And Charlie's email) suggested opening my home folder and
Help/About lead me to the Nautilis User Guide
<http://library.gnome.org/users/user-guide/stable/nautilus.html>  lo
and behold I've been using it since day 1 but never connected the
package name.  I still don't have a good feel for what's in the
package and what's not.  But more time in the User's Guide should
fix that.

That is one of my issues that I'm looking for a solution.  Most
package names are meaningless to me and my research on what they are
is hoping for something informative in the first few pages of

Charlie's link produce 1099 hits sorted by importance.  I don't see
how you get that list by searching so I can limit it to new bugs or
sort by status.  what does the +source in the link mean?  Am I
missing a way to resort the results of that search?

An advanced search for only new bugs containing Nautilus an sorted
by newest first (link for that search<https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+bugs?field.searchtext=nautilus&orderby=-datecreated&search=Search&field.status%3Alist=NEW&assignee_option=any&field.assignee=&field.bug_reporter=&field.bug_supervisor=&field.bug_commenter=&field.subscriber=&field.component-empty-marker=1&field.tag=&field.tags_combinator=ANY&field.status_upstream-empty-marker=1&field.has_cve.used=&field.omit_dupes.used=&field.omit_dupes=on&field.affects_me.used=&field.has_no_package.used=&field.has_patch.used=&field.has_branches.used=&field.has_branches=on&field.has_no_branches.used=&field.has_no_branches=on&field.has_blueprints.used=&field.has_blueprints=on&field.has_no_blueprints.used=&field.has_no_blueprints=on>)
produces 1751 hits with a bunch in what seems like other packages.
Here you've search all Ubuntu bug reports for the keyword nautilus which
will return some bugs that aren't really about nautilus but just contain
the word nautilus in the description.

I like newest first order because it seems to have more "easy" ones
up top.  More of the older ones have been read and responded to by
more experienced bug squad members.

I don't see how bugs like this one
<https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+bug/743979>  are related to a
file manager but if you read the report Nautilus is clearly
identified.  Is that my poor understanding of what Nautilus contains
or a misclassified bug?  I would tend to assign that one to the
Network Manager.

As you can probably tell.  I'm looking for techniques to mine the
launchpad database for bugs I can help with.  How do you approach
something with as big a bug list as Nautilus?
We know that nautilus is a package in Ubuntu so if we go to this page:


and put nautilus in the text box and click 'Find a Package' we'll get
some information about the package and then can go to its package page
reports by clicking on nautilus.


Here we can click on 310 new bugs (I see 310 because I can see some
private bugs you may not) to see the new ones.  This is likely a good
starting place but it might be better to not look at apport-crash bug
reports as those can be more complicated.  You could click 'advanced
search' on the bugs listing page to add and remove search constraints.

There are a couple of shortcut ways to find bugs about a package:

1) remember the url structures that Launchpad uses:


ubuntu in that url is the project / distribution
nautilus is the source package in the distribution

2) Install firefox-launchpad-plugin.  This is adds quick search for bug
numbers, package bug lists and people in Launchpad among other things.

Brian Murray
Ubuntu Bug Master

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