(Please Respect my Reply-To.) On dates ranging from 160 days ago until today, Martin Schulze wrote: > Subject: <package> - Description improvement > > Package: <package> > Version: current > Severity: minor > > - Description: <not a complete sentence> > + Description: <Not a complete sentence> > > Regards, > > Joey It seems that Martin Schulze has an automated script that files these nuisance bug reports on any new package that enters the archive with a short description that is not capitalized as a sentence. I found out about this in general after the third such bug was filed on my packages. In filing that bug, Martin ignored my previous two protestations that I am capable of calitalizing words on my own, and that I disagree that this is necessary if the description is not a complete sentence. This kind of mass bug filing should not be done without discussion on debian-devel, even if it is spread out over a year's period. The only existing discussion of the subject of capitalization of package short descriptions was on debian-policy, and was inconclusive. If any of these bugs belonged to my packages, I would close them out of hand, and you might want to do so as well. I _know_ that there are many many ways for anyone who has the least bit of energy to improve the descriptions of Debian's packages. I myself have filed hundreds on substantative bugs pointing out grammatical errors, unclarities, bad English constructs, malformatting, audience issues, and lots of other ways that package descriptions can be improved, and have been glad to see the complaints lead to better desciptions. Other developers have done very impressive work with projects like the several ispell runs against the whole packages file. But an automated script that attempts to enforce an obscure point on which we cannot come to a consensus is not any help at all. -- see shy jo  http://lists.debian.org/debian-policy/2002/debian-policy-200203/msg00100.html  And if you're doing this by hand, you're just wasting twice as much time.
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