Re: Misc Developer News (#24)
On Wed, Nov 17, 2010 at 06:42:49PM +0800, Paul Wise wrote:
> Some libraries warrant screenshots (GTK+, Qt for example).
The Debian Pure Blends web sentinel has this screenshot feature for some
time and we stumbled upon the same question (without having a reasonable
solution). To some extend the problem also exists for several command
line applications. One idea would be to use an xterm with some defined
color scheme + font and use the output of "<programm> --help" or
something like this. IMHO it is interesting user information *that* a
package contains a command line tool and this information is provided by
a screenshot like this. To implement this idea we should probably
define a reasonable default xterm to get some consistency and put this
information in the usage information on screenshots.d.n
> The problem is that there is no reliable way to differentiate between
> packages that it is appropriate to have a screenshot for and those
> that should never have a screenshot. If you can think of one, that
> would be really useful (for lintian or the PTS for eg).
I would not say that it is really a good solution but the only way I
would see would be an additional field in debian/control.
PS: I agree with the other poster that there is no need to use an image
to express that a screenshot is missing.