[Mageia-discuss] Suggestions

Michael Scherer misc at zarb.org
Sun Oct 24 01:46:42 CEST 2010

Le dimanche 24 octobre 2010 à 00:59 +0200, Tux99 a écrit :
> On Sat, 23 Oct 2010, Dale Huckeby wrote:
> > One problem in choosing packages is that for many a description of what
> > the app does is sparse or nonexistent. And often the description is of
> > the form: defoliant_2.35.rpm. Install this if you need a defoliant. When
> > I see descriptions like this my first impulse is to wonder, Why did you
> > even bother? Complete descriptions of what each app does, including
> > explaining under what circumstances the user might or might not need it,
> > would go a long way towards making noobies feel less lost. Some apps do 
> > an admirable job of explanation. Many don't.
> I 100% agree with that and this is something that the packagers really 
> should do. What's the point in packaging up a great useful app, but then 
> saving time on the description so nobody but a few insiders use it, 
> because nobody know what it is for?
> Even I still come across packages I have never heard of and then wonder 
> what they are for, immagine a newbie who doesn't really know any of the 
> Linux apps by name.

Well, writing better description is a task that do not requires
technical knowledge, and that any packagers could do, if people send a

Since I never received anything for my own packages for this kind of
problem, shall I assume that my packages are fine ?

Michael Scherer

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