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Re: Bug#572374: please consider Section: Education

On Tue, Mar 09, 2010 at 08:36:24AM +0100, Andreas Tille wrote:
> While I agree in principle with this attempt there might be a lot of
> packages which fit into Science *and* Education section.  The sections
> approach in Debian is weak in the way that a package can only be put in
> one section.  The alternatives are DebTags and the Blends tasks.  If you
> compare the tasks of Debian Science[1] and Debian Edu[2] in the
> "typical" sciences Astronomy, Chemistry, Electronics, Mathematics and
> Physics you will realise the problem.

There will be always packages that fit in several sections and the maintainer
will have to pick the best one. About the alternatives you mention, something
was hinted in this email [1], but in the meantime all the educative apps 
deserve somethig better than "misc".

[1] http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2009/03/msg00010.html

> So I agree that education related applications from section misc should
> definitely get a better home.

Yes :)


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