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Re: [devel-ref] author/homepage in description

Wichert Akkerman <wichert@wiggy.net> writes:

> Previously Adam DiCarlo wrote:
> > Comments desired.
> Perhaps it makes sense to think about all fields people would possible
> want. The rpm format for example has a license field. Is that something
> that people would like to see for deb as well?

Well, before I venture on this, is there a way we can store certain
data in control.tar.gz or something but without bloating the Packages

It seems to me that the hugeness of the Packages file is one of the
largest scalability constraints in the Debian archive (thinking of
user download times here) and we need to be very respectful of keeping
its size down.  There are perhaps some fields users would always want
in the normal context (md5sum and all that) and some which are rather
specialized (and the homepage thing goes in this latter category).

This does feel like a debian-devel or debian-project issue rather than
a policy issue, too...?

...Adam Di Carlo..<adam@onshore-devel.com>...<URL:http://www.onshored.com/>

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