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Re: description writing guide

On Thu, 2002-12-05 at 14:59, Javier Fernández-Sanguino Peña wrote:

> 	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). 

Interesting!  It would be cool if aptitude included something like this.

> 	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.

Makes sense.

> 	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.

Cool, I'm glad you like it.  However, I think general consensus of the
policy editors is to make policy a lean, core document, and then have
stuff like recommendations for description writing in the packaging
manual.  So maybe once that packaging manual is created (it doesn't
exist yet, right?), we can move stuff in there.

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