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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.


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