Thursday, 20 September 2018

Re: [Feedback needed] New tool for proposed migration help

On Thu, Sep 20, 2018 at 10:57:49AM +0200, Mathieu Trudel-Lapierre wrote:
> Lukasz and I wrote a new tool to attempt to help with proposed migration
> (well, we did that at least a year ago). I just added it to
> lp:ubuntu-dev-tools (apologies, this was done without much consultation
> prior to this email). Now we need help to make this tool even better.
> Your feedback is welcome.

It strikes me as a clourful and interactive (and kinda more nice that
way) version of devscripts' grep-excuses.
It feels like those two things could be merged together and gain a lot
from each other (especially the plain grep-excuses…). I think it that
much that I even opened a bug... :)

> work to integrate 'update-output-helper' and to generally "parse"
> update_output.txt and get users more information

Well, IME that's when most of annoying issues come into being.
Reading update_excuses.html is very easy; sure it may be handier to not
have to load the whole page each time, but it's too bothersome. OTOH
understanding update_output.txt is much harder, and often one needs to
use other tools (dose, …) to understand the failure reasons.

Mattia Rizzolo

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