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Re: RFC: Proposal for official screenshot repo

On Fri, Jan 05, 2007 at 12:16:25PM +0100, Jorge Salamero Sanz wrote:
> On Friday 05 January 2007 11:55, Andrea Bolognani wrote:
> > What I don't really get is, why would we want a similar service in Debian?
> >
> > We should already be pointing to the upstream site with the Homepage:
> > pseudo-header, and in case of GUI programs or games there are usually
> > plenty of screenshots there.
> >
> > I really se no point in doing this.
> and with the name of the pkg an i'm feeling luky search will leave you in the 
> homepage of the app.
> those extra fields like homepage and screenshot have their point in 
> integration with gui pkg managers.

  The problem with relying upon the upstream site hosting screenshots
 is that they will most likely be removed/replaced when a new release
 is made.

  Consider a package in etch with a header like:

    X-pic: http://some.project.sf.net/screenshot.jpg

  (Ignoring 'X-pic', and ignoring the .jpg.)

  If the upstream releases a new version they will change the screenshot
 and the link in the frozen Etch package will be misleading.

  Better by far to have:

    X-pic: http://screenshots.debian.net/package/version.jpg

  This way multiple package versions can have distinct images, eg. the
 package in Etch, the package in Lenny, and the package in Sid.  Each
 of which might look completely different.


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