Introducing Build Status Refresh and Other Insights on Our Request Page

In our latest iteration towards an even more user-friendly experience, we’re excited to share three key enhancements to our Request page. Get ready for a smoother and more informative ride!

We started the redesign of the request workflow in August 2022. Then, in September 2022, we focused on the support of multi-action submit requests. We continued in October 2022 with improvements regarding the Build Results tab and superseded conversations, and we presented build results with a pinch of salt in November 2022. In January 2023, we worked on facilitating the review process. In February 2023 we enhanced the review process with comments on changes. Later, in April 2023, we focused on improving the comments on changes and supporting new types of actions. In June 2023 we worked on maintenance action types. In July 2023 we introduced Set Bugowner action and diff comments for non-beta users. In September 2023 we focused on Build Results Summary Gets Into Shape. Later 2023, in November, we added the Build Status Refresh and Other Insights on Our Request Page. The year 2024 started with Revamping the Request Build Status Page and Introducing the Dark Mode. We continued in February with Build Results Summary Chart Links to Build Results Overview. And now we did some Improvements On the Redesigned Request Page.

The Refresh Button

Ever wished for a quick way to update build results without reloading the entire page? Your wish is granted! We’ve added a handy refresh button so getting the latest information is just a click away. The chart will auto-refresh itself every minute, so you will get the latest build status anyway!

Build status refresh button

Request Page Insights

We’ve supercharged the request page! Alongside the essentials, we’ve integrated more insightful information in the Conversations tab like the affected binaries, the affected packages or the issues related to the patch (that is, when a pacthinfo is present). Now it’s easier to read the updated details!

Patchinfo page insights

Pay Attention to the Conversation Between People

We’ve made the history items added by OBS itself a bit smaller, thus less important, to signal that it’s not really part of the conversation between the people involved. Those item’s details are also hidden by default.

Comments and history shifts the attention to the conversation between people

Try It Out

Join the beta program now and explore the new refresh button and enhanced patch info page. Your feedback is crucial as we continue refining OBS!

How To Give Us Feedback

There are two ways to reach us:

Please note that we favor GitHub to gather feedback as it allows us to easily keep track of the discussions.