Beta testers: try the new person picker

When you want to assign a bug to someone, subscribe them to a blueprint and so on, you see Launchpad’s person picker. It’s where you search for someone or a team, get a list of possible matches and then select the right one.

Fairly recently, we’ve made a couple of improvements to the person picker, such as adding the person/team’s unique Launchpad ID after their display name, so you stand a better chance of choosing the right person.

The trouble is, how many of us know the Launchpad ID of each person or team we’re likely to deal with?

I know I think more in terms of someone’s IRC nick or the various associations they might have, rather than what they chose as their Launchpad ID.

That’s why we’re changing the person picker: soon, everyone will get a new version of the person picker that shows you what I think is a much more useful set of information in helping find the right person.

Here’s what it might look like:

The new person picker

If you’re in the Launchpad beta testers team you might have seen it already.

If you’ve used it, let us know what you think: does it give you the information you need? Have you come across any bugs to report?

Either email or comment directly on this post to help us shape the new person picker!

One Response to “Beta testers: try the new person picker”

  1. Jelmer Vernooij Says:

    I like the new picker in general, nice work!

    When I know the person’s launchpad id it is now one click more to actually select them though – and I have to click a particular link. Previously it was sufficient to search for a particular id and then click on their entry in the list. Now I have to expand the entry for a particular person and then click the “Select this person” link.

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