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  1. Reportbug-ng now supports complex queries

    Until today you could only use reportbug-ng to query the BTS with simple queries like “packagename”, “bugnumber”, “tag:patch”, etc. But the BTS actually supports composite queries like “severity:grave tag:patch” which returns bugreports with severity grave and a patch. The underlying Python library python-debianbts also supported this right …

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  2. Package Completion for Rng

    Today, I finally found the time to apply a patch contributed by Daniel Schaal to reportbug-ng. Among two minor fixes it brings a huge usability improvement: package completion. Whenever you type something to the input field rng suggests package names matching that prefix:

    That should make bug reporting against packages …

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  3. Using rng for bug triaging

    Reportbug-NG’s ability to filter and sort bugreports in various ways can greatly help triaging bugreports after a certain criterion.

    In this example I use the bugs of the KDE team, because they have quite a lot of bugs and are currently on a bug triage.

    Two releases ago …

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  4. Reportbug finally has a GUI!

    It’s good to see that reportbug 4 finally has a graphical user interface — it’s GTK, but nobody’s perfect :)

    Anyways, I’m really glad to see reportbug aiming to improve it’s usability.

    Reportbug finally shows all the bugreports for a package in a list which is easily …

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  5. Tags

    Version 1.2 of reportbug-ng now shows the tags of a bug if available. This was long overdue. Now you can for example, quickly search your bugs for the ones with the moreinfo-tag set and sort the resulting list by the date of the last action. This should give you …

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  6. Gettext and QT4?

    Dear Lazyweb,

    do you know how to translate QT4 applications with gettext? Looks like QT4 now uses it’s own mechanism (lupdate -> .ts -> linguist -> .ts -> lrelease -> .qm) for translating strings, which makes things a bit complicated if the rest of your application (the non GUI part) still uses gettext.

    The …

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