Re: RFS: kamerka
Sebastian Krzyszkowiak wrote:
> 2011/7/1 Benoît Knecht <email@example.com>:
> > [...]
> > - Your short and long descriptions are too technical; have a look at
> >  for the best practices.
> >  http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/developers-reference/best-pkging-practices.html#bpp-debian-control
> Changed to:
> Description: shiny photo taking application
> Kamerka is an KDE application, using Video4Linux to get image from webcam
> and able to save photos. Features easy to use, animated user interface.
The grammar could still be improved upon; I'm not a native English
speaker, so you'd probably best contact  for assistance.
> > - In debian/control, you recommend dolphin, gimp and inkscape; this is
> > way too strong. In fact, I would not even suggest them, so I think
> > you should drop that line entirely.
> > Same thing for suggesting kdebase-workspace-bin; why would someone
> > who doesn't have it installed already want to add this package with
> > all its dependencies?
> Kamerka displays desktop notification on taking photo with buttons to
> edit it in GIMP or Inkscape, or displaying it in Dolphin. Those apps
> are currently hardcoded, that's why I put them to recommends.
> It also calls "kde-open" binary, which is provided by kdebase-workspace-bin.
> Is it ok, or should I remove those lines?
Well if the application can make direct use of them, maybe more them to
a Suggests; apt-get install recommended packages by default, and I can
tell you for sure that I wouldn't install a webcam application if it was
pulling in gimp, inkscape and half of KDE with itself.