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Re: Recommended usage for podebconf-report-po


On Thu, May 08, 2008 at 05:12:08PM +0200, Gerfried Fuchs wrote:
> Am Donnerstag, den 08.05.2008, 16:15 +0200 schrieb Nicolas François:
> > There has been recently a few threads about a recommended usage for
> > podebconf-report-po, so I plan to add an EXAMPLES section in its manpage.
>  I wonder, wouldn't it be convenient to have podebconf-report-po
> actually /use/ the recommended things as default instead of insisting on
> the package maintainers to read up about its usage and maybe miss the
> one or the other? What happened to the principle of sensible defaults
> that should be used?
>  I'm sorry if that might sound a bit harsh, but from a package
> maintainer's point of view, when a new switch is added and it is
> considered best practise, isn't that a clear hint that that switch
> should rather be on by default requiring from the users to pull them all
> out, one after the other?
>  It might be too late to go that path, and people might claim "it always
> behaved this way, not everyone might use these (default) switches", but
> actually I wonder how many don't use --with-translators for a start.

No, changing the default makes sense. Thanks.

I will make --languageteam the default.

I will also make --withtranslators the default in the --call mode.

(new configuration file will be added to be able to get the current
behavior back)

Should --deadline be a default option too?
or Should --deadline without argument default to $(LC_ALL=C date -R -d +10days)
I could also make --deadline argument to be passed to date -d.

Thanks for the comments,

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