Re: What’s the use for Standards-Version?
Le jeudi 13 août 2009 00:48:13, Manoj Srivastava a écrit :
> > That makes a difference in the sense that it helps to improve the
> > workflow by putting as much information as possible in the same place.
> Oh, for Pete's sake, just run zless on the file lintian already
> reports for you. If people are too lazy to run zless <file>, I kinda
> doubt they are actually going to the effort of actually doing a good
> job on their packages. You realize you still have to read the sections
> mentioned in the policy document, right?
Treating people to be lazy will not lead to a better quality of their
packages. Simplifying their work, however, will.
> > Even more, if, as I suggested, it lists only changes that couldn't be
> > automatised, that would make lintian a consistent tool for checking a
> > package against the current policy.
> ANd how is lintian supposed to know this? Or are you saying we
> have a new version of lintian every time that policy is updated, and it
> hard codes the line in the upgrading checklist to report, and only
> reports sections that have changes not fully checked by lintian -- and
> for what? so that someone does not have to type zless <file>?
I realize this is not easy to implement. I will, however propose something
showing the whole list of changes.