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Re: Bug#129848: www.debian.org: "more info" URL in package descriptions

On Sat, 19 Jan 2002 11:43:03 +0100, Josip Rodin <joy@cibalia.gkvk.hr>
 > 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
 > already.

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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