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Re: The Second Great Spelling Check (Re: Package descriptions and making them better)

On Fri, Nov 16, 2001 at 11:00:36AM -0500, Branden Robinson wrote:

> You can feel free to remove xlib6 and xlibosmesa* from your list.  I have
> already made corrections in my source tree and the fixes will appear in
> the next versions of the xfree86v3 and xfree86 packages.


Oh, and I forgot to include the fun statistics:

zcat changes.diff.gz | diffstat

 1305 files changed, 1741 insertions(+), 1741 deletions(-)

Yes, folks, that's 1305 packages with spelling errors, out of about 8000.
Don't worry; I'm still reviewing the changes and listening for comments
before filing 1305 bugs.

One other thing I forgot to include in my original list of peeves:

- "Debian" should always be capitalized, except in package names

This one is not addressed by my diffs, since "debian" (lower case) is used
as a part of many package names, and I added all of those parts to my

If someone can engineer a clever enough Lintian check for this, that would
be nice.

 - mdz

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