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Re: Bug#692894: ITP: plum -- plum is a command line tool used to interact with the U-Boot netconsole of any LaCie product



On Sat, 10 Nov 2012 15:52:44 +0100
Maxime Hadjinlian <maxime.hadjinlian@gmail.com> wrote:

> >> * Package name    : plum

> > netconsole on many more products. The package name is far from being as
> > specific as the package itself. General purpose names are (relatively)
> > fine for general purpose programs.
> Well, plum is an acronym for Python LaCie das U-Boot Milchkuh, I'm not
> really good at giving names, if you have any idea, feel free to share.

lucie-uboot

lucie-uboot-netconsole

IMHO python isn't that relevant but you could just py- into there
somewhere.

The point is that the name should reflect just how specific this
package is to a single bootloader, a single method of that bootloader
and a single set of products using that bootloader.

A change of name should also involve retitling the ITP.

> > The Description isn't suitable for a real package, it should at the
> > very least refer to uboot and lacie. Whichever keyword doesn't get
> > added to the package name needs to be in the short description.


> The word U-Boot and LaCie are in the description already.

> >>   Description     : plum is a command line tool used to interact with the
> >> U-Boot netconsole of any LaCie product

At 92 characters that is too far long for the *short* description and
it repeats the (proposed) package name.

http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/developers-reference/best-pkging-practices.html#bpp-pkg-synopsis

The short description should be of the order of 50 characters.

http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/developers-reference/best-pkging-practices.html#s6.5.3.2

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Neil Williams
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