[Reportbug-maint] Bug#488297: wnpp RFP 5's for software that hasn't yet been written

jidanni at jidanni.org jidanni at jidanni.org
Fri Jun 27 16:32:52 UTC 2008

Package: reportbug
Version: 3.41
Severity: wishlist

$ reportbug wnpp
5 RFP  This is a `Request For Package'. You have found an interesting piece of software and would like someone
       else to maintain it for Debian. Please submit a package description along with copyright and URL in
       such a report.

Add something like
6 RFS This is a `Request For Somebody to Write Software'. You have
      thought up an idea for an interesting piece of software and
      would like someone to write it, and then add it to Debian....

      You would have chose 5 RFP, however the software does not exist
      in the first place yet. However your brilliant idea for a new
      piece of software is still worthily of registering with the BTS,
      even though it is not an exact "5 RFP".

Else many ideas will never be known, as there is no category here for

Or say "For items that don't fit 1-5, go post to xyz mailing list. Sorry."

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