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Re: Bug#464169: ITP: vagalume -- A GTK+-based Last.fm client

On Thu, Feb 07, 2008 at 05:45:42AM +0100, Christian Perrier wrote:

> Saying that something is GTK-based is probably meaningful for the
> average geek. It means nothing for the average user. This is what I
> call jargon.
> Our package descriptions should help all users to answer the simple
> questions "what is this package good for?" and "Do I need this
> package?"

I understand your point, but:

* The average user probably won't expect a Last.fm client being
  non-graphical (not even a geek would expect that unless stated

* Other graphical last.fm clients in Debian (last-exit, lastfm -this
  is the official one-) don't say that they're graphical in their
  descriptions. And well, I'd bet that it applies to basically almost
  every graphical program in Debian.

* We can say that in the full description.

Don't get me wrong, I have nothing against saying that Vagalume is
a graphical Last.fm client, it's just that I don't think it's that
remarkable in this case. IMHO the short description should just tell
the users what a package is for and why they should choose it instead
of another one.

And if I had to select the most relevant things about Vagalume I'd say
(in no particular order):

a) It's a Last.fm client
b) It's based on GTK+
c) It's small and lightweight
d) It's designed to work in the Maemo platform
e) It's free software

d) and e) are probably not significant in this case.

So we have:

"A small GTK+-based client for the Last.fm online radio"
"A GTK+-based client for the Last.fm online radio"
"A small client for the Last.fm online radio"

Alberto García González

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