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Re: Proposing a new source control header to link to upstream BTSs

On Mon, Mar 17, 2008 at 5:42 AM, Neil Williams <codehelp@debian.org> wrote:

>  Please can this 'trend' be stopped here and now?
>  The Packages.gz file is already enormous (especially for Emdebian
>  purposes or other low resource units) and adding yet more fields to
>  debian/control is really not that friendly.

I appreciate the strive to make Debian work on small machines, but it
is reasonable to put their constraints on the whole project?

>  Please use debtags wherever possible for all such metadata - maybe even
>  migrate some existing data in debian/control to debtags.

If I understand correctly, debtags are faceted and not free-form, so
you won't be able to enter URLs into it. Other data, like the type of
bug tracker, as Russ suggested, could be put in debtags, and it felts
like the correct place for doing it.

>  This specific request, IMHO, is probably best done via links on the
>  Homepage URL anyway.

Can you explain how you'd do this?

Martín Ferrari

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