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Debian Developer's Packages Overview

Christoph Berg has announced that The Debian Developer's Packages Overview page recently have received some new features.

The Debian Developer's Packages Overview page at [1] has recently
received some new features that I'd like to announce here.


* Support for adding arbitrary packages to the list.

The easiest way to do that is to append &packages=pkg1+pkg2+… to
the URL. If you enter the package names in the form under 'Display
configuration', the list of packages will be added to the cookie set
by DDPO.

The other way is:

* Support for user-defined sections.

By mailing commands to, you can create new
sections that will appear on the page for a certain login (mail
address). The commands accepted are:


Process commands for
. Defaults to the address used in the From:
subscribe [
Adds to the listing. If
is omitted, defaults to
“ddpo”. This command can also be used to move to a different
Removes the from the listing.
Print help text.
Stops processing commands.

You can use that to create a section for each of your sponsorees, to
track NMUs, or just to watch interesting packages (including virtual
packages from the BTS). For an example, look at my page at [2].


* Display of NMUs and sponsored uploads.

All packages uploaded to unstable and experimental that have been
signed by a DD's key are extracted from the projectb and displayed
in the “uploads” section at the end of the page. If you don't like
that, turn it off by &uploads=0 (or use the 'Display configuration'

* Popcon data shown on page.

The new Popcon column shows the installed count for the binary
package with the most installation for each source package. The
“More” link links to the detailed list, which now also includes a
link to Ian Lynagh's popcon graphs [3].


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