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Re: feature: to add explanations of recommendations and suggestions dependencies

On Wednesday 13 August 2008 18:34, Daniel Burrows wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 12, 2008 at 08:57:24PM +0100, Adeodato Simó 
<dato@net.com.org.es> was heard to say:
> > * Shachar Or [Sun, 10 Aug 2008 18:36:35 +0300]:
> > > I am not suggesting this data will be put in with the package's
> > > description,
> >
> > Why not? I think (briefly) explaining some of the most relevant
> > recommends and suggests is a perfect use of the description space. And
> > if more verbosity is needed, that information should go into the
> > README.Debian file in my opinion.
>   The thing is that the Description field is not machine-parseable.
> If aptitude, for instance, knew about the purpose of a Recommends,
> it could indicate this to the user at convenient places in the UI
> where the Description might not be visible (and without requiring
> the user to hunt for the recommendation in the Description).

So there's some positive response. Where is a good place to pursue this 
further? Is this a debian policy change? /me is no DD, nor DM, nor D*; only a 
user (with good intentions and occasionally an idea).
>   Daniel

Shachar Or | שחר אור

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