[Reportbug-maint] how to add GTK interface

Ondrej Certik ondrej at certik.cz
Wed Jul 2 15:52:00 UTC 2008

On Wed, Jul 2, 2008 at 4:34 PM, Sandro Tosi <matrixhasu at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Ondrej,
>> I was using reportbug-ng, but it doesn't call the maintainer scripts
>> and it's author has refused to fix that and today when I tried to
>> report a bug it simply segfaulted. So I got fedup
>> and I'd like to use the official tool, i.e. reportbug.
>> However, I am missing a gtk (or qt) interface to it. I noticed that
>> you are making reportbug more modular -- what is the best way for
>> newbie people to reportbug like myself to add the gtk interface to it?
> What I personally think is: why don't merge reportbug-ng into
> reportbug? I explain better.
> I don't know what rb-ng has more that rb except for a "nicer" gui than
> urwid: both are python, both aim to report a bug against a package.
> Since reportbug born earlier, and if the differences between them are
> "small" enough, maybe it would be work to integrate them in rb and
> expand it to include a "modern" gui.
> I intentionally not included Bastian (rb-ng maintainer) because I'd
> like to hear from you about it.

Yes, I think it's a very good idea. Why to replicate the work if it
has already been done?  If Bastian is against, he can still maintain
his reportbug-ng, while we can try to port his code to reportbug and
be done with it. Users may then choose which one they prefer more.


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