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    Question How to inform packagers about a new software version?

    Tumbleweed aims to 'contain the latest stable versions of software'. Of course, it's difficult for the packagers to keep track of the huge amount of software.

    How to inform the packagers, that there's a new software version of an already existing software package available? I guess that using bugzilla is not a good idea, as bugzilla should be used for reporting bugs only?

    I would like to give a (low priority) 'hint' to the packagers. Is there a way to do this?

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    Default Re: How to inform packagers about a new software version?

    Submit a Feature Request to http://bugzilla.opensuse.org.

    The maintainer for that software should then be notified and then it's up to him/them whether to build the new version.

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    Default Re: How to inform packagers about a new software version?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thomas_Fo View Post
    Tumbleweed aims to 'contain the latest stable versions of software'. Of course, it's difficult for the packagers to keep track of the huge amount of software.

    How to inform the packagers, that there's a new software version of an already existing software package available? I guess that using bugzilla is not a good idea, as bugzilla should be used for reporting bugs only?

    I would like to give a (low priority) 'hint' to the packagers. Is there a way to do this?
    Hi
    There are lots of tools that keep maintainers aware of new releases (eg osc collab plugin), use of source service files etc

    Code:
    ====================== utilities ============================
    Downloading data in a cache. It might take a few seconds...
    Package        | Parent Project | utilities      | Upstream      
    ---------------+----------------+----------------+---------------
    highlight      | 3.28           | 2.16           | 3.29          
    perl-File-Next | 1.12           | 1.06           | 1.14
    Look at the OBS development project and email the maintainer(s) for a heads up.

    For some of my packages, the developers ping me when there is a new release..
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