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Re: Bug#350982: ITP: slimscrobbler -- SlimServer plugin that submits listening data to Last.FM

On Fri, Feb 03, 2006 at 06:16:29AM +0100, Mike Hommey wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 02, 2006 at 09:41:55PM -0500, Kevin Mark <kmark+debian-devel@pipeline.com> wrote:
> > Hi Josselin,
> > I have read many descriptions that made no sense to me and it was
> > mentioned that you either know what the jargon/terms are because they
> > are in your area of expertise or else if you dont know the terms/jargon,
> > you probably wouldn't be interested in the package. So I guess either
> > you know what last.fm is, or you don't. If you don't, no one seem to want
> > to explain it to you. This is but one example from many in the archive.
> > Should I file some kind of minor bug with a certain usertag for each of
> > these and will it be labeled wontfix?
> Actually, you may not know what last.fm is, and still get interested in
> it if someone gives you an explanation of what it is...
> Mike
Hi Mike,
of course someone can learn about a package or term used in a package
from a source other than the short or long description and then choose
to use a package but doing an 'apt-cache search & show' is supposed to
be useful.  And if it requires a person or google search to explain why
I may want to use a package, the person may not be available and google
could take time and may never lead to a sufficient explanation which
leads to joe user who may not have net access or sufficient human
resources ever using a package. So basically some descriptions need to
be edited to define some terms more but not to an encyclopedic degree.
And thus you need to find the balance between terseness and verbosity.
The debtags may address this issue, but they are at times cryptic and
thus need a definition. I was just looking at 'molphy' and found tags
for 'culture::bosnia' and 'admin::logging'. What am I supposed to infer?
This was written by a bosnian, it is in the bosnia language, the app is
about bosnia? (not to criticize, this is just a random sample to
illustrate, hi E.Z.) And does this produce a log in /var/log? Is this
just to say that app produces a error/user log? These are tags that lack
a definition so that folks know for what they are short hand.
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