Re: Homepage & snapshot in debian/control?
Thomas Viehmann wrote:
Xavier Roche wrote:
Hence, we could have two optional fields:
That's a slippery slope. If this is successful, someone will suggest adding a
group photograph of the developers' favorite pets soon.
I doubt that users will care about developers' favorite pets. I took the
freshmeat.net example : they don't include developers' favorite pets,
but they include screenshots. Why? Why didn't they fell in a "slippery
Seriously, I truly think that "regular" users (that is, not guru-uers)
will actually appreciate to have at least a screenshot of the graphic
applications that they are browsing for install (hint: "regular" users
will NEVER install console applications, so the awk example is a bit
irrelevant). And this is maybe as important as the description field for
The only question is: do we have to care about beginners who are not
able to cope with non-graphic installer and who need fuzzy screenshots
to help them? My opinion is: yes.
Also, URLs, particulary 'deep links' (to screen shots) don't seem to be all too
External links can be unreachable, yes. But at least most URLs should
work. Josselin suggested that we could cache these screenshots on d.o -
Is it good for lintian to depend on web connectivity?
s/web connectivity/ip connectivity/
Well, I don't know. Maybe not. But if available (like on most
autobuilders), why don't check?