[Mageia-discuss] Suggestions

Tux99 tux99-mga at uridium.org
Sun Oct 24 02:09:38 CEST 2010

On Sun, 24 Oct 2010, Michael Scherer wrote:

> Le dimanche 24 octobre 2010 à 00:59 +0200, Tux99 a écrit :
> > 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
> patch.

Come on... the effort of adding a decent description is minimal for a 
packager, the effort for a normal user of making a patch is much 
higher, this is not a very friendly answer towards the users...

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

I don't know which ones are your packages, this wasn't meant personally 
towards you or anyone specific, I don't think including a decent package 
description in all Mageia packages (each packager for their own 
packages) is such a bad or hard thing to ask for.

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