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Re: Bug#572374: please consider Section: Education

Le Tue, Mar 09, 2010 at 08:36:24AM +0100, Andreas Tille a écrit :
> 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.

Hi all,

I agree with Andreas here: we already have other ways to classify software, in
particular with the Debtags, and to group packages, in particular with the
Blends tasks, so fragmenting the sections will only introduce doubts and
controversy about multi-purpose software.

How about renaming the Science section “Science and Education” (or “Education
and Scicence”, it does not matter to me). The content of the ‘Section’ field in
the Debian control files could stay ‘science’, since if I understand the
problem, what matters here is the processed information that our users see on
our website.


Charles Plessy
Debian Med packaging team,
Tsurumi, Kanagawa, Japan

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