Re: Bug#129848: www.debian.org: "more info" URL in package descriptions
On Sat, 19 Jan 2002 11:43:03 +0100, Josip Rodin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> On Fri, Jan 18, 2002 at 09:44:28PM -0600, Adam Heath wrote:
<... attribution lost, but this is James A. Treacy ...>
>> > This is a volunteer organization. If someone wants something badly
>> > enough, they will implement it.
(How come I get this type of response every other time I come up with
a wishlist-type suggestion? Come on, it's not like I have a hard time
understanding that it will only happen if somebody thinks it's
actually worth doing.)
>> > 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.
>> No, this is backwards. Policy can't dictate/document something
>> that doesn't yet exist. Write the code, make a sample
>> implementation, get packages to implement/use it, and when the
>> major of them do, then policy can force it upon us.
> Smartass, the code is written. Put a URL in the Description: field
> and it'll be changed into an anchor. Several package use this
It's a good start, but providing some sort of template to suggest that
individual packages actually do this is still missing.
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