[Fedora-packaging] Long and "advertising" descriptions (was: Fedora 8 Update: enlightenment-0.16.999.043-3.fc8)

Tom "spot" Callaway tcallawa at redhat.com
Sun Sep 14 13:35:06 UTC 2008

On Sun, 2008-09-14 at 10:36 +0200, Thorsten Leemhuis wrote:
> Yes, I know, enlightenment is designed for small machines and quite
> fast 
> on them. But those things I quoted and other sections in the
> description 
> sound more like advertising than a proper description. Up to a
> specific 
> point that's okay IMHO, but here the packager IMHO shoot way over the
> top.

Wow. That is indeed too much information. :) I'm not sure how we should
"guideline" that, other than something like:

== Descriptions ==
Your package description should contain useful data about the package,
and answer the question "what is this and what does it do?". In general,
the description should not exceed 10 lines or so. Try not to put too
much here, this isn't an epic novel, it's just a package description.
Also, there is no real need to "advertise" the package here, so
statements like "this is the best perl module that has ever been created
by humans", while possibly accurate, are not terribly useful in
answering the question "what is this and what does it do?".

Would an Enlightenment spin of Fedora be called "Eedora"? What about an
eepc Enlightenment spin? Eeeedora? ;)


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