Re: Typo in "A Brief History of Debian"
Javier Fernandez-Sanguino wrote:
> That "page" is not a page, its a document and I'm not in favor of removing
> content. New content for the latest releases is ok, and welcome.
I'm not convinced this is necessary; we normally expect the people
who write history books to revise their analyses of past decades as
time marches on, even when they aren't storing their annals in a
But if old entries are sacrosanct, this also requires some policy
about what material should or shouldn't be included in new additions -
Debconf venues? Project Leaders? Stats like number of packages?
Otherwise the document is automatically going to tend to degenerate
into an accumulation of hurriedly jotted addenda instead of providing
a coherent overview.
> As for your suggestions, I will try to tackle them soon and fix the document.
> If somebody wants to submit a patch for review it would be most welcome.
Sorry, I was intending to attach a patch, but the latest version
accessible via "apt-get source" doesn't yet have the section about
Squeeze, so I made do with just including the corrected markup.
JBR with qualifications in linguistics, experience as a Debian
sysadmin, and probably no clue about this particular package