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:
> 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?