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Re: Consistent formating long descriptions as input data (Was: RFC: Better formatting for long descriptions)

On Tue, Apr 21, 2009 at 01:08:24PM +0300, Lars Wirzenius wrote:
> Very well: your tendency towards strict consistency needs to be
> relaxed. :)
> Thus as far as I can see there is a rough consensus and the following
> should happen:

That's my reading as well. (Adding back -policy to the recipient list,
to check whether they agree with this interpretation or not.)

> * packages.debian.org needs to be modified to use markdown
> * GUI package managers need similar modification
> * other places that format long descriptions need similar changes
> * once at least packages.d.o works, someone needs to write a Policy
> change (5.6.13 needs to refer to markdown).
> * once the Policy has been changed, bugs for the handful of packages
> that are problematic need to be filed, perhaps with patches
> Anything else?

Well, yes, a big "thanks" to Andreas for digging into this discussion
 :-) *If* we manage to have consensus on this, it will be mostly due
to him insisting on this topic!


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