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Re: RFC: fix summary text for lots of packages



On Sunday, 23 November 2008 at 14:09, Michael Schwendt wrote:
> On Sun, 23 Nov 2008 12:21:42 +0200, Ville Skyttä wrote:
> 
> > On Friday 21 November 2008, Toshio Kuratomi wrote:
> > > Ville Skyttä wrote:
> > > > Leaving gnome-packagekit's current UI aside, is repeating the package
> > > > name in summary something that people would rather not see done in any
> > > > case?  I tend to think that it'd be better to not repeat it myself.  Just
> > > > asking in case there's clear consensus on this - this is something that
> > > > would be trivial to check in rpmlint.
> > >
> > > +1
> > 
> > The consensus doesn't seem to be entirely clear but I added the check anyway 
> > in upstream rpmlint svn.  Its output can always be filtered out later if 
> > needed.

-1

> There's a difference between
> 
>    foo : Foo is a ...
> 
> and
> 
>    foo : Clients and shared libraries for Foo
> 
> in particular for sub-packages and big package splits.
> 
> In other words, _starting_ the summary with the program name should
> be avoided. Especially in Anaconda (but also other lists of packages)
> where the N-V-R is displayed and cryptic already, it is much more readable
> to present a summary that starts with what is contained within a package.
> 
>    foo-1.0-4.fc10
>    Image viewer
>    
>    bar-2.5-7.fc10
>    Text editor
> 
>    fubar-0.9-0.3.rc3.fc10
>    Download accellerator

+1

Regards,
R.

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