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Re: packages whose Description first line is merely their name again

On Thu, Nov 25, 2010 at 07:35:19AM +0800, jidanni@jidanni.org wrote:
> > New and noteworthy packages
> > ---------------------------
> > The following packages were added to the unstable Debian archive recently:
> >   * rtkit -- Realtime Policy and Watchdog Daemon [97]
> >   * scenic -- telepresence software for live performances and installations [98]
> >   * sea-defender -- Sea Defender [99]
>                       ^^^^^^^^^^^^
> Isn't someone checking that new packages should have more description in
> the first line of their Description?

Please file bugs against the relevant packages for the maintainers to deal
with. It's not exactly release-critical at the moment though...

(if something doesn't appear to be happening, that's usually a good
indication that volunteers are needed...)

> There could be a checker added that if the package name equals the first
> line of the Description, the package should be given a better
> Description first line.

Lintian already does. The example you've picked doesn't have the package
name as the first word.

Jonathan Wiltshire

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