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Re: Bug#150551: ITP: wmcoincoin -- Stupid dockapp for browsing DaCode sites news and board

Josselin Mouette <joss@debian.org> wrote:

> > The interest of wmcoincoin is _very_ limited outside of the
> > linuxfr.org users community, not to say inexistent. It's sort of a
> > private joke, and nothing more...
> I wouldn't say that. WMcoincoin is full of features unuseful to many
> people, but it is also very good as simply showing the news and the

So maybe you should advertise this feature more than the "Coincoin"
button. The description as written in the ITP is (IMHO) more aimed at
promoting the "stupid" features of wmcoincoin than the useful ones.

> activity on the board. Having an ugly code and a lot of private jokes
> doesn't mean it is not powerful and well maintained upstream.

One could argue that if it were to be well maintained, the code
wouldn't be that ugly.

> > Moreover it's not internationalized, and I think it will kind of
> > difficult to translate some parts of the software ; most of our users
> > won't understand what this is about. Add to this that the code is crap
> > and is likely to break very easily.
> The i18n question is more important, that's why I first asked on
> debian-mentors if this software is worth packaging.

Sorry, I received the thread on -mentors only a few minutes ago.

> > DaCode doesn't seem to be very used (compared to PHP/PostNuke for
> > instance), maybe packaging it would be more useful :)
> See #145985, packaging is in progress, and by people much more competent
> than me for PHP stuff.

Great !

> Also, you can see (or you will see when the website is up again) at
> http://dev.dacode.org/dacode-list.txt that linuxfr.org is not alone,
> even if it is certainly the more important site using it.

I know they're not alone, but they're the biggest one I believe.

> I don't know myself if it is a good or a bad thing to put this software
> in the archive. I expected flam^H^H^H^Ha debate, here it is. There are a
> lot of packages in the archive that are being used by far less people
> than those who use wmcoincoin. The question is « what do we want ? »

Well, I guess we want to avoid cluttering the Packages file more than
it already is. But I do not have The Answer.


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