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Re: Bug#409563: ITP: thinkfinger -- library and utility for the SGS Thomson Microelectronics fingerprint reader


I'm cc:ing Joshua Rubin (the ThinkFinger co-maintinaer) and d-d to
have more comments.

On Wed, 07 Feb 2007 12:24:29 +0100, Marcus Better wrote:
> Luca Capello wrote:
>> Am I correct?  Is tf-tool worth a single package or can I include
>> it in libthinkfinger (as I'd prefer)?
> I think it's common practice to put the tools in a separate package,
> and suggest the name thinkfinger-tools instead of tf-tool, since
> it's easier for the user to identify what the package is for, and
> since other tools may be added in the future.

I'm aware of the common practice and this is the reason why I
specifically asked for an advice.

ATM I don't really see any reason to create a separate package just
for tf-tool, because libthinkfinger + tf-tool (binary and manpage)
should generate a package around less than 50K in size.  In case new
tools will be added, we can split the package.

Is a strong reason against this?

BTW, thanks for your suggestion about the package name,
thinkfinger-tools would be definitively better.

>> [2] I still have a problem, because e.g. "PAM module for the SGS
>>     Thomson Microelectronics fingerprint reader" is longer than the
>>     expected 60 characters for the short description.  Suggestions
>>     welcome!
> Perhaps you can drop the word "Microelectronics" from the short
> description.

Yes, this was my choice after Rafael Laboissiere privately suggested.

Thx, bye,
Gismo / Luca

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