As a Debian administrator, power user or contributor, one often goes to look for information about a package, a bug, a developer or a message from the mailing lists. If you are in this case, you may be interested in the Firefox/Iceweasel extension “Debian buttons”, written by Damyan Ivanov and packaged by myself.
When installed, this extension provides five buttons, that you can place in your Firefox or Iceweasel toolbar. These buttons take the text from the X11 PRIMARY selection and act as shortcuts to the web pages corresponding to:
- a package from the archive;
- the development of a package (Package Tracking System);
- a bug report (Bug Tracking System);
- a Debian Developer's packages (Developer's Packages Overview);
- a message from the mailing-lists.
Typical use case
Let us imagine you see the following sentence on IRC:
12:42 < Tanguy> I am packaging a cool Firefox/Iceweasel extension (ITP #654896)!
If you want to check out the corresponding ITP report, just double-click on the bug number to select it (do not worry about the leading hash or even the possible trailing bracket, it will be handled), and click on the “BTS” button on your browser toolbar: here you are!
Depending on your needs and habits, this extension may considerably speed up and simplify your quests for information. At least, it does for me, so I hope you will enjoy it too!