Re: The Second Great Spelling Check (Re: Package descriptions and making them better)
On Thu, Nov 15, 2001 at 11:39:21PM -0500, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
This is great work. I spotted some possible further corrections while
browsing your diff, and it would be nice if you could address them in
the same bugreports. I also found some mis-corrections on your part.
I'm giving them here in raw form because I'm too lazy to make diffs :)
- This is an example clien on how libzorn work.
+ This is an example client on how libzorn work.
The grammar also needs work, I suggest:
This is an example client to show how libzorn works.
(And if this really is what the package is for, then I would suggest
removing the package and putting it in an examples directory in
libzorn-dev... but that's a different issue.)
-Description: ad! BBS. A perl based bbs or easy menu system.
+Description: ad! BBS. A perl based BBS or easy menu system.
I suggest getting rid of the period.
Description: ad! BBS, a perl based BBS or easy menu system.
- initial password and gecos.
+ initial password and GECOS.
I suggest s/GECOS/GECOS field/.
- This package contains four programs (asistant, display_source, gnatelim and
+ This package contains four programs (assistant, display_source, gnatelim and
This correction is wrong, the program really is called asistant. It's
a pun on asis.
-Description: a collection of programs to put heavy load on cpu
- CPUburn is a collection of programs to put heavy stress on cpu.
+Description: a collection of programs to put heavy load on CPU
+ CPUburn is a collection of programs to put heavy stress on CPU.
I suggest s/CPU/a CPU/.
Your diff for this is weird, it modifies Version and Size instead of
Description. Scripting glitch? In any case, watch out for it.
- - Single to single or single to many chars recodings are supported.
+ - Single to single or single to many chars recordings are supported.
This correction is wrong. cstocs recodes text files (from one code
to another), so it supports recodings.
administrated by this tool. This means that if you do not have a admin
- package that set up users theese users WILL BE REMOVED.
+ package that set up users these users WILL BE REMOVED.
There are also grammar errors, s/a admin/an admin/ and s/set up/sets up/.
- It's features include flood protection, nearly completely configurable ansi
+ It's features include flood protection, nearly completely configurable ANSI
-Description: A clock that tolls time accoustically
+Description: A clock that tolls time acoustically
It should also have s/tolls/tells/ :-)
-Description: notify user when mail arrives by blinking keyboard leds
+Description: notify user when mail arrives by blinking keyboard LED's
I think that's just "LEDs".
- This package provides settrustee utility, which enables new priviliges from
+ This package provides settrustee utility, which enables new privileges from