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Re: Bug#551386: Per-package link to upstreams bugtracker

> I'd like to re-iterate my earlier mail on this subject about splitting
> up the Packages file:
> http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2009/08/msg00057.html
> I heard a rumor that the Description fields were going to be split out
> into Translation-en files and I'd like this trend to continue.
I think that this idea is quite good, too. But in my view it seems a little 
hard to really make out a date at that the proposed changes to the way 
packaging currently works would be really applied. 
I 'm thinking here of following problems that we might come to by realizing 
such a thing: 

	(1) Lintian apt and dpkg would have to be updated acchordingly and would eat  
	      up a lot of manpower getting to this point.
	(2) It would need a date to begin and end to switch/transfer the packages 
	      from one model to another. 
	(3) Other Distributions using Debian as their base would have to wait 	
	      untill all the pieces are collected which would make it a mess to keep 
	      in their timed releases.
	(4) by the time the new packaging rules/forms start to apply Documentation 
	      and Translation would need to be in place so  that all packagers that 
	      depend on it can start applying changes to their packages.

Looking at these facts I see that its possible that the next release after 
squeeze or the time untill would be the best time to organize and plan such 
things. It would be nice to hear one of the  head developers of lintian or apt 
on this case. They have to do the first/hardest part right?

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