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Re: [RFC-UI] indicate which Launchpad services are not linked to upstream projects


On 4 March 2010 16:32, Edwin Grubbs <edwin.grubbs@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I would appreciate any feedback on this proposal for displaying users
> which services are unconfigured. This is very closely related to the
> proposal that Curtis emailed with the subject "RFC Changing
> permissions to allow contributors to set upstream information", but
> this document is only concerned with the project index page.
> The wiki page with screenshots can be viewed at:
> https://dev.launchpad.net/Registry/InvolvementPortletRefactor

Hi, this sounds like a point of dissatisfaction at the moment and
something worth improving.

I don't really understand the "one community/two communities" thing.

The axes seem correct, as does your assessment that it is more than
just a "uses/doesn't use Launchpad" dichotomy.

In the discussion of particular services you seem to touch on some
pretty large issues (like filing via Launchpad into the upstream bug
tracker).  I guess you're saying that would be nice to do eventually
but it's not in the scope of this proposal?

The "Ideas to make Launchpad usage clear" look good and perhaps should
be expanded.  It seems like this should perhaps ultimately turn into a
banner displayed on the app pages that says eg

"there are community branches here but note that the official trunk is at ..."
or "please do not file bugs here, use ..."

> Users who think Launchpad is hosting service for their project want official control over tabs and services, that undermines other communities; we will not honour the owners demand to become an island.

What does that mean?

Martin <http://launchpad.net/~mbp/>

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