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Re: Typo in "A Brief History of Debian"

On Fri, Dec 30, 2011 at 01:43:44PM +0000, Justin B Rye wrote:
> Andrea Brugiolo wrote:
> > I suppose the phrase "May old libraries were removed..." wanted to be
> > ""Many old libraries were removed...", at the end of the page
> > http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/project-history/ch-releases.en.html
> Agreed.  That page could do with some love - I would suggest throwing
> out some of the less important facts about Etch and Lenny now that
> they're no longer news - but I'll restrict my comments below to the
> section for Squeeze.

Well, I am not digging the mine like you all are doing in these
mailing lists so I hope this won't bother you as an intrusion: from my
point of view (a quite advanced user), keeping most of the history
possible on that page (without boring with too long texts, of course)
would be not a bad idea: it is useful to have a clear idea at a glance
of the Debian evolution, and a clear idea of what the developers who
wrote those texts in those day were thinking it was important, in
those days :-) In other words (and going possibly even further
Justin's intention): the chronicle should not be rewritten :-D

Therefore, from my point of view I would be rather conservative --
after that, people who really want completeness of information can
always go and read the specific release notes, of course. But I am
sure you are already doing such considerations.

That said, I don't comment on the rest of Justin't text as I am not so
deep in the Debian culture so I give you back the word.

Thank you all, again, for you work and for paying attention to these
aspects of the Debian development, that are everything but marginal,


Andrea Brugiolo                            nick@fsugpadova.org
Free Software Users Group Padova     http://www.fsugpadova.org

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