Re: Bug#359345: ITP: dbdesigner -- DBDesigner 4 is a visual database design system that integrates database design, modeling, creation and maintenance into a single, seamless environment.
On 27-Mar-06, 17:11 (CST), Guilherme Mesquita Gondim <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Package: wnpp
> Severity: wishlist
> Owner: Guilherme Mesquita Gondim <email@example.com>
> * Package name : dbdesigner
> Version : 4
> * License : GPL
> Upstream Author : Name <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> * URL : http://www.fabforce.net/dbdesigner4
> Description : DBDesigner 4 is a visual database design system that integrates database design, modeling, creation and maintenance into a single, seamless environment.
That's *way* too long for a short description. It's needs to be fairly
short, say <60 chars, so that it displays properly in aptitude et. al.
on an 80 column screen. Also, you don't repeat the package name in the
short description. Perhaps:
Description: visual database design, modeling, and maintenance tool
Now, usually I ding people for long descriptions that are too short,
but in this case, it may be too long. Also, you duplicated the "General
Information" section. Don't repeat the short description in the long
description. Thing about some user browsing the packages, and consider
that they'll (usually) only be able to see the first 15 lines or so
without scrolling. What would you want to know? What would be sufficient
to make it worth scrolling through the rest? What is trivia that is
better left to the README?
> DBDesigner 4 compares to products like Oracle's Designer?, IBM's
> Rational Rose?, Computer Associates's ERwin? and theKompany's
> DataArchitect? but is an Open Source Project available for Microsoft
> Windows? 2k/XP and Linux KDE/Gnome. It is release on the GPL.
Let's see, it's in Debian main, so I know that it's a) Linux and b)
free. The rest is advertising.
I had to scroll through 30 lines to find out what database it supports.
Is it really mysql only?
The irony is that Bill Gates claims to be making a stable operating
system and Linus Torvalds claims to be trying to take over the
world. -- seen on the net