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Re: NEWS.Debian support is here



On Tue, 8 Jul 2003 22:48:48 +1200
Nick Phillips <nwp@nz.lemon-computing.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 08, 2003 at 10:46:47AM +0200, Josselin Mouette wrote:
> > Le mar 08/07/2003 ? 01:15, Matt Zimmerman a ?crit :
> > > > All that's missing is an automatic debconf notice entry for each NEWS
> > > > item.
> > > > 
> > > > That wud be well c00l.
> > > 
> > > As I recall, part of the idea of NEWS.Debian was to prevent having this kind
> > > of information end up as debconf notes.
> > 
> > But some people like to have this information in debconf notes. Having
> > the choice between displaying them and reading them in NEWS.Debian would
> > be neat.
> 
> He was JOKING... wasn't he?

I doubt it. Some people have few enough packages installed that a nice
pretty interface like that is reasonable.

Keep in mind that debconf notes weren't implemented to piss people off -
they were implemented because they can be used well. They're overused
and overabused, but they're a valid presentation mechanism ... under the
right circumstances :)

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