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Re: Debian Calendar Files

Fabio Massimo Di Nitto wrote:
> > > Martin Schulze <joey@infodrom.org> wrote:
> > >
> > > > I wonder if it would improve our distribution if we include a calendar
> > > > file with bsdmainutils that would contain Debian specific dates, such
> > > > as release dates and days of death of our fellow developer.
> > >
> > > No. Calendar dates, especially those of release dates, change too much
> > > and are ephemeral. Files in a distribution shouldn't become obsolete
> > > over time (at least, like calendar dates, anyway). This sort of
> > > information should be kept on the web site.
> I like the idea of having it. Perhaps not in bsdmainutils directly.

If it's not in bsdmainutils, it won't be part of the default calendar
configuration.  I forgot that since I overwrote the system-wide config
with a local one and don't have to care anymore.  However, in general
this needs to be kept in mind as well.  (that's why I would opt for
adding the Debian specific database to bsdmainutils and hence be part
of the default config).

> What about a small pkg called debian-events that can be updated separatly
> from bsdmainutils and that contain both what Joey already has and future
> important events for Debian like conferences, booth and so on.. at that
> point it would be much much simpler to update.

I don't think that listing all kinds of events makes much sense, since
they are normally not of a great historical value and would also
clutter the calendar, imho.

For regular information about which conferences are going on, a
general debian/linux-events-announce list may be more useful, imho.



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