[Fedora-packaging] Re: Long and "advertising" descriptions
rc040203 at freenet.de
Mon Sep 15 16:33:47 UTC 2008
On Mon, 2008-09-15 at 17:00 +0200, Patrice Dumas wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 15, 2008 at 01:53:55PM +0200, Thorsten Leemhuis wrote:
> > Sounds good. Not sure, but maybe it's possible to write it a bit shorter
> > to work against the "guidelines grow and grow" trend (¹). Maybe
> > something like this is enough:
> > """
> > The description should not be exceed round about ten lines of text and
> > contain useful data about what the packaged software does. The
> > description should be written from a distance point of view and not
> > sound like advertising.
> > """
> I don't think advertising should be mentionned, nor removing the authors,
> in my opinion this should be left to the packager (and the reviewer).
> This allows to have a description that fits with what upstream would have
> wanted for the package description which is, in my opinion, a desirable
> option to leave, even though it means having some kind of advirtising.
> So in my opinion it should only be
> The description should not be exceed round about ten lines of text and
> contain useful data about what the packaged software does
> This should rule out the obscure acronyms, since they are need to be
> explained to have 'useful data about what the packaged software does',
> but leave to the packager room for optional items like advertisement
> and author names.
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