Bug#129848: www.debian.org: "more info" URL in package descriptions
On Fri, Jan 18, 2002 at 06:52:41PM +0200, era eriksson wrote:
> Package: www.debian.org
> Version: 20020118
> Severity: wishlist
> What I've wished for many, many times is a link to a package's
> non-Debian home page from the package page. Most programs nowadays
> have some sort of on-line presence, and it would seem to be a useful
> service to provide a link right from the package description.
> I do realize that this is not something that can be implemented
> overnight, but providing a facility for it would be a good start.
This is a volunteer organization. If someone wants something badly
enough, they will implement it.
The problem in this case is not writing code (that's easy), but
changing policy so that packages provide the needed information in a
standard way. Once packages start providing this information, we will
put it on the web pages.
What we need is someone willing to jump through all the hoops to get
something appropriate into policy.
James (Jay) Treacy