[Mageia-discuss] Suggestions

Thomas Backlund tmb at iki.fi
Sun Oct 24 10:41:02 CEST 2010

Wolfgang Bornath skrev 24.10.2010 10:21:
> 2010/10/24 Thomas Backlund<tmb at iki.fi>:
>> Tux99 skrev 24.10.2010 05:40:
>>> On Sun, 24 Oct 2010, Michael Scherer wrote:
>>>> I think I demonstrated in the past that constant friendliness toward
>>>> users is not one of my distinctive characteristics.
>>> Well, that might have been fine as a Mandriva employee, but as part of a
>>> community distro I personally consider you attitude out of place and not
>>> in line with the spirit of Mageia.
>> And the spirit of Mageia also states that its a community distribution where
>> _everyone_ can (should?) help...
> Yes, both statements are true and according to the CoC shopuld not be necessary.
> Now, we can go on like in the previous years passing the task from
> here to there and back.
> Or we can start to fix the problem.


> 1. Descriptions in RPMs
> Whenever somebody finds a missing or bad description in a package he
> should send a mail to the packager, ideally with the description, so
> the packager only has to C&P it into his package.


> 2. What can we do to improve the package description in the
> "Individual package selection during system installation? Most
> descriptions there only say "Important" or "Comfortable" or some other
> nonsense like that. I really wonder who on earth had that idea!
> We need descriptions of the package, what it does. The description
> should be available for translation, so that according to the set
> language the user sees the package description in his language.

I guess the "Important/Comfortable/..." tag comes from rpmsrate 
accoording to if they are installed by default, 2. if enough room
or just available.

> 3. The same is needed in rpmdrake.
> In other words:
> We need a way to add descriptions to packages. These descriptions must
> be available for the installer in "Individual package selecteion" and
> there must be a way to have .po files for the translators.

We already have the translation support of rpm summaries in place,
but most translation teams have not touched them (or only little)...
See: http://mdk.jack.kiev.ua/stats/doc/trunk/po/

> Is there something which can be done without passing the ball to and
> fro like a tennis match?

Suggestions and preferably patches welcome :)


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