On Wed, Dec 04, 2002 at 12:55:50PM -0500, Colin Walters wrote: > Hello, > > I think the package descriptions are a very important product of this > project. They're going to be one of the first things people see when > they use Debian, and their quality directly reflects on the quality of > Debian. I've been putting in some random efforts here and there to (...) Not only "users", software might use them too. We currently don't have a good search interface in our package interface UIs (good search != search by words). I tried to make (quite a long time ago and it's pretty much an experiment) a search UI based on an artificial intelligence approach (that is, TFIDF document organisation). This kind of software _needs_ to have good descriptions to be useful at all otherwise natural language processing of descriptions does not give any benefit to the user. So, in summary, I think your proposal is pretty good and could IMHO, be included in our policy. That is to say, http://www.debian.org/doc/debian-policy/ch-archive.html#s2.3.3 probably needs to be extended further to include these recommendations. Regards Javi PS: The package, if you are curious, is called 'dpkg-iasearch' BTW.
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