[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Bug#438712: minimalist: The package description should use the pseudo-standard " Homepage:" trick

tags 438712 + wontfix

Hi Christian,

Cc'ing -devel since I don't think there is a consensus about this

Re: Christian Perrier 2007-08-19 <20070819071337.32333.83558.reportbug@mykerinos.kheops.frmug.org>
> This package's description mentions the upstream project web page. I suggest
> it uses the de facto standard of mentioning it (IIRC even mentioned in the
> Developer's Reference):
>   Homepage: http://www.mml.org.ua/
>   (please note, and hopefully respect, the leading *double* space)

While this is some kind of standard, it is only one of several. The
other is what this package uses, namely the plain URL, and there are
probably also packages that use 2 spaces without the "Homepage: ".

Putting 2 spaces there is absolutely ugly, I'm never ever going to use
that. The argument that it eases parsing doesn't really count,
packages.debian.org will hilight any url in the description, so it
doesn't need "Homepage:".

Please someone push forward the XB-Homepage: idea.

cb@df7cb.de | http://www.df7cb.de/

Attachment: signature.asc
Description: Digital signature

Reply to: