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

Dominik 'Rathann' Mierzejewski dominik at greysector.net
Sun Sep 14 13:47:07 UTC 2008

On Sunday, 14 September 2008 at 15:35, Tom spot Callaway wrote:
> 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?".


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

E^4dora? ;)


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