Re: description writing guide
On 07-Dec-02, 16:05 (CST), David B Harris <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Sat, 7 Dec 2002 11:51:03 +0100
> Martin Schulze <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > It is a bad practice to repeat the package name as the first word in
> > the long description.
> Why is that again?
Because anything that displays the long description also displays the
package name right next to it. (Althought I think putting in the long
description is less of a problem than in the short description, which is
often displayed in situations of limited space.)
 Ignoring special cases like dpkg-grep-available, or whatever it's
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