Re: Bug#352303: ITP: gsynaptics -- configuration tool for Synaptics touchpad driver of X
On Sat, Feb 11, 2006 at 10:50:19AM +0100, Christian Perrier wrote:
> > Description: configuration tool for Synaptics touchpad driver of X server
> > GSynaptics is a configuration tool for Synaptics touchpad driver
> > of X server. This enables you to modify driver parameters on the fly
> > through GUI interface using "synclient" program as its backend.
> > .
> > SECURITY NOTE! This program requires you to enable the "SHMConfig"
> > option in the X configuration file. This is *not* *secure* if you
> > are in an untrusted multiuser environment. For typical laptop PC
> > environment with only one user account where this package is most
> > likely to be used, risks involved can be acceptable level.
> > .
> > Please read /usr/share/doc/gsynaptics/README.
> I usually don't criticize the package descriptions but I'm not sure
> that such information actually pertains to the package description. It
> should rather go in README.Debian....
Anyway, as installed, it does not change configuration --> Safe default
User will do so when reading README file.
> I would also advise against the use of exclamation marks and
> *pseudo-bold text*. Package descriptions os a place where neutral
> language should be used: facts, only facts and not opinions.
I guess just removing 2nd paragraph on will do the job. I will add
> Addressing the users ("you") in package descriptions is also something
> I would discourage.
Now, my control contains following only:
GSynaptics is a configuration tool for Synaptics touchpad driver
of X server. This enables you to modify driver parameters on the fly
through GUI interface using "synclient" program as its backend.
I inserted security note to README file provided by the upstream
so people will not miss it when seting "SHMConfig" to "on".