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Request to Members Making Package Requests

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asqwerth
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Request to Members Making Package Requests

#1 Post by asqwerth » Wed Jul 25, 2018 3:50 am

May I respectfully request of everyone making package requests to:

1. check the MX Test Repo first to see whether the package/update you want is already in there? This will save on unnecessary posts where users ask for something that has already been packaged.

2. next, do a search of the Package Requests subforums to see if there is an existing Package Request Status thread for the package you want. If so, you can post your request for an update in that same thread instead of making a separate new thread for the same package

3. where the package is not so common and isn't something already in the Debian repos, please give a description in your package requests as to what the package you want does/is, and where the source can be found or at least give a web link that provides more info on it. If you want an update of an existing/known package to be in the MX repos, you could just link to some webpage setting out the main bug fixes/new functions.
Don't just make abrupt one-line posts like: "Please make package ABC".
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Re: Request to Members Making Package Requests

#2 Post by Jerry3904 » Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:01 am

Good. I snuck in as Mod and made it a sticky.
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Re: Request to Members Making Package Requests

#3 Post by richb » Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:11 am

I would add make the request in the version sub forum. For example Package Requests/Status - MX 17, not in Package Requests / Status which is for developers discussing the status of the request.

I have changed the forum description to reflect this.
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