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
Consider a package in etch with a header like:
(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:
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.