Usability suggestions for Copr web interface

Kevin Fenzi kevin at
Wed Apr 29 16:19:47 UTC 2015

On Wed, 29 Apr 2015 12:28:08 -0300
Martin Cigorraga <martincigorraga at> wrote:

> On Wed, Apr 29, 2015 at 5:03 AM, Radek Vokál <rvokal at>
> wrote:
> >
> > It's yet another service .. how about using a Copr tag on
> > ?
> >
> > R
> +1
> Hello Radek, guys,
> I can see your point trying to stay away as much as possible from
> bloatedness and keeping the code as minimal and maintainable as it
> could be, a Golden goal, if you wish.
> While it is true that a comment section built-in in Copr would feel
> more 'natural', it is no less true that a properly tagged question on
> Ask Fedora already solves the burden of implementing a new solution.
> My question is: how feasible could it be to add a function to Copr
> that automatically reads each repository information (may be on page
> load) and automatically generates a link that points to an Ask Fedora
> question already tagged with the name of the repo and the maintainer?
> That way it would be like hitting the jackpot:
> 1. We can use a very useful solution that's already up, working and
> proven; 2. Discussions and development would be automatically
> accessible for everyone using Ask Fedora;
> 3. All the information would be kept in a central hub instead being
> scattered through different places.

Well, I am not sure ask is a good fit here (at least that way). 

ask is setup for questions and answers, not general discussion. 
I suppose with a tag per coper we could group the questions, but I am
afraid they might be too scattered and non question like. ;( 

Theres not really a way to make a tag without making a question for it,
and adding questions that aren't questions like "Copr XYZ" won't really
be good. 

I wonder if it might be better to do two things: 

1. Add a 'mail people who have acls to this copr' button. This would
allow people to send feedback like 'please update' or 'this is great
thanks' to the people responsible. 

2. Point people to a 'copr-discuss' list. (which hopefully we could
make with hyperkitty). This could be used for any higher level
discussions about things. 

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