[Reportbug-maint] How about we ask students at Allegheny college to improve reportbug's UI?

Asheesh Laroia asheesh at asheesh.org
Thu Aug 19 03:51:34 UTC 2010

Dear reportbug team,

(CC:ing Zack in case he cares,)

I had some great conversations with people at Debconf about how to make 
the reportbug user interface more usable.

Then today, I saw 
-- a professor I know at Allegheny college wants to have students who are 
learning interaction design give feedback to open source projects on their 
user interfaces.

Matt Jadud writes: "If their work is good, and you like what you see, we 
only ask that you give their efforts serious consideration for 
implementation… we’re working with you because we don’t want to be doing 
interface design and testing in the abstract, but instead we want to add 
value to real projects through our efforts."

I thought the reportbug command line utility would be a great candidate. 
I'm not a reportbug maintainer, but I've joined this email list and would 
be happy to take part in this and possibly make changes to reportbug to 
respond to the students' feedback. I'm fluent in Python, the language of 

I would like to know if any current reportbug maintainers would be 
interested in joining this. Would you, pretty please? I'll totally owe 
you beer, pizza, an afternoon of servititude, or some other reasonable 
thing. (-:

(Matt, CC:ing you as we discuss, in case you have thoughts about it. Feel 
free to ask to be removed from the CC: list if you like.)

-- Asheesh.

Are you making all this up as you go along?

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