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Re: Bug#155922: ITP: GINF -- GINF is a Web-site creation software for the Linux platform, in the lines of Netscape Composer and Microsoft FrontPage.

On 08-Aug-02, 08:43 (CDT), David B Harris <eelf@sympatico.ca> wrote: 
> On Thu, 8 Aug 2002 14:50:21 +0000
> Ayose <zubzet@yahoo.es> wrote:
> > > I don't like the description. 
> > 
> > Yes, you are right. I don't have a high english level. Besides, I'm
> > not the author and I don't know now everything in the program, so I
> > copied the description from its web.
> > 
> > I'm sorry for the lazy description.
> If you don't even know the app well enough to write a description, you
> should not be packaging it - full stop, end of discussion.

There's a huge difference between "knowing an application" and speaking
English well enough to debug a crappy description provided on an
upstream website. The reason (well, one of them) that we have ITPs is so
that these things get cleaned up before they go in the archive.

(And actually, there'd be nothing wrong with having "frontpage" in
the long description, as I can imagine many Windows converts trying
'apt-cache search frontpage' hoping to find an equivalent tool.)

And if you're going to claim that nothing you've ever written in your
native language could have been improved with an outside editor, well,
you're wrong.


Steve Greenland

    The irony is that Bill Gates claims to be making a stable operating
    system and Linus Torvalds claims to be trying to take over the
    world.       -- seen on the net

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