[Fedora-packaging] Re: Long and "advertising" descriptions

Patrice Dumas pertusus at free.fr
Tue Sep 16 14:38:26 UTC 2008

On Tue, Sep 16, 2008 at 04:16:50PM +0200, Thorsten Leemhuis wrote:
> On 15.09.2008 17:00, Patrice Dumas wrote:
>> I don't think advertising should be mentionned, nor removing the authors
> I totally disagree, as both advertising and authors can lead to really  
> big problems ("can of worms"):

I am not saying that we should always add the authors. In general, when
I do the description I copy paste something on the web page of th
esoftware or in the README. I prefer to keep things as-is, including
'advertisement' and authors, since it seems to me to be how upstream
wants the software to be described. That being said, trimming blatant
and uninformative advertisement, and authors when they are too numerous 
is certainly a good practice, but I don't think this should be in the 
guidelines, the guideline should only have something about the length and 
the purpose of the %description, in my opinion.


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