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Re: [RFR] templates://tvtime/{templates}



Christian Perrier wrote:
> Your review should be sent as an answer to this mail.

>  Template: tvtime/frequencies-ntsc
[...]
> +__Choices: Cable, Broadcast, Cable including channels 100+
[...]
> + You should select "Broadcast" if you use an antenna for over-the-air
>   signals.

(If "Broadcast" needs to be explained as meaning "antenna", it makes
me wonder why the choice isn't just named "Antenna".)

>  Template: tvtime/frequencies-pal
>  Type: select
> -_Choices: Europe, France, Russia, Australia, New Zealand, China Broadcast, Australia Optus, Custom (must run tvtime-scanner first)
> +__Choices: Europe, France, Russia, Australia, New-Zealand, China Broadcast, Australia Optus, Custom (must run tvtime-scanner first)
                                                    ^
No hyphen in English.

[...]
> In general, I think that making explicit references to
> some cable companies is risky: these things change very
> often. Moreover, as a French user, I have no clue about these obscure
> cable companies..:-)....why mention a special case for a given
> Australian cable company?

(Casema and UPC are both Dutch; mixtics.be seems to have been
swallowed by telenet.be.) 
  
>  Template: tvtime/vbidevice
>  Type: string
>  Default: /dev/vbi0
>  _Description: Device to use for VBI decoding:
> - This will only be used in NTSC areas for decoding closed captions and XDS
> + Please choose the device that will be used in NTSC areas for decoding closed captions and XDS
>   channel information.

(Does it ask this question if you've told it to use PAL?  If it only
appears in NTSC areas, does the issue of whether you're in one need
to be mentioned?) 

> --- tvtime.old/debian/control	2009-06-11 07:22:28.824183081 +0200
> +++ tvtime/debian/control	2009-06-11 08:21:39.699311597 +0200
[...]
> +Description: television display application
> + This package provides a high quality television application for use with video 
> + capture cards. It processes the input from a capture card and 
> + displays it on a computer monitor or projector. Tvtime focuses on high
> + visual quality making it ideal for videophiles.
                  ^,
Slightly better with a comma there.  Oh, and I've accidentally
trimmed a couple of trailing spaces.

> + Main features:
> +  * deinterlaced output at a full interlaced rate of 59.94 frames per
>      second for NTSC source, or 50 frames per second for PAL sources.
                       sources,
> +    This gives smoothness of motion and high visual quality;
> +  * multiple deinterlacing algorithms for finding the optimal mode for
> +    the video content and available processor speed;
>    * 16:9 aspect ratio mode for the highest available resolution when 
>      processing input from an external DVD player or digital satellite 
> +    receiver;
> +  * super-slick on-screen-display for the complete television
> +    experience, with a featureful menu system;
>    * 2-3 Pulldown detection for optimal quality viewing of film content
>      from NTSC sources.

There seems to be some debate about whether it's "2:3 pull-down",
"2-3 pulldown", or even "3:2 pull down".  If I can trust Wikipedia:

     * "2:3 pulldown" detection for optimal quality viewing of film content
       from NTSC sources.

-- 
JBR	with qualifications in linguistics, experience as a Debian
	sysadmin, and probably no clue about this particular package
--- ../tvtime-1.0.2.pristine/debian/templates	2009-06-11 09:11:18.000000000 +0100
+++ debian/templates	2009-06-17 12:32:23.000000000 +0100
@@ -1,52 +1,61 @@
 Template: tvtime/norm
 Type: select
-_Choices: NTSC, PAL, SECAM, PAL-Nc, PAL-M, PAL-N, NTSC-JP, PAL-60
-_Description: Default television standard for your location:
- North American users should select NTSC.  Most areas in the world use PAL.
+Choices: NTSC, PAL, SECAM, PAL-Nc, PAL-M, PAL-N, NTSC-JP, PAL-60
+_Description: TV standard:
+ Please choose the TV standard to use. NTSC is used in North America,
+ much of South America, and Japan; SECAM in France, the former USSR,
+ and parts of Africa and the Middle East; and PAL elsewhere.
 
 Template: tvtime/frequencies-ntsc
 Type: select
-_Choices: Cable, Broadcast, Cable including channels 100+
+__Choices: Cable, Broadcast, Cable including channels 100+
 _Description: Default frequency table:
- The frequency table specifies which frequencies correspond to the familiar
- channel numbers.  Select broadcast if you use an antenna for over-the-air
+ Please choose the frequency table to use. It specifies which frequencies correspond to the familiar
+ channel numbers. You should select "Broadcast" if you use an antenna for over-the-air
  signals.
 
 Template: tvtime/frequencies-jp
 Type: select
-_Choices: Cable, Broadcast
+__Choices: Cable, Broadcast
 _Description: Default frequency table:
- The frequency table specifies which frequencies correspond to the familiar
- channel numbers.  Select broadcast if you use an antenna for over-the-air
+ Please choose the frequency table to use. It specifies which
+ frequencies correspond to the familiar channel numbers.
+ .
+ You should select "Broadcast" if you use an antenna for over-the-air
  signals.
 
 Template: tvtime/frequencies-pal
 Type: select
-_Choices: Europe, France, Russia, Australia, New Zealand, China Broadcast, Australia Optus, Custom (must run tvtime-scanner first)
+__Choices: Europe, France, Russia, Australia, New Zealand, China Broadcast, Australia Optus, Custom (must run tvtime-scanner first)
 _Description: Default frequency table:
- Users of the Optus cable company in Australia should select Australia
- Optus.  If you are a user of a cable company that does not use standard
- frequencies, such as Casema, UPC or Mixtics, please select Custom and run
+ Please choose the frequency table to use. It specifies which
+ frequencies correspond to the familiar channel numbers.
+ .
+ If you are a user of a cable company that does not use standard
+ frequencies, you should select "Custom" and run
  the tvtime-scanner application before using tvtime.
 
 Template: tvtime/v4ldevice
 Type: string
 Default: /dev/video0
 _Description: Default television capture device:
- This should be the video4linux device which corresponds to your capture
+ Please choose the video4linux device which corresponds to your capture
  card.
 
 Template: tvtime/vbidevice
 Type: string
 Default: /dev/vbi0
 _Description: Device to use for VBI decoding:
- This will only be used in NTSC areas for decoding closed captions and XDS
+ Please choose the device that will be used in NTSC areas for decoding closed captions and XDS
  channel information.
 
 Template: tvtime/setuid
 Type: boolean
 Default: false
-_Description: Do you wish to make `/usr/bin/tvtime' setuid root?
+_Description: Allow tvtime to run with root privileges?
+ Please choose whether tvtime should be "setuid root", therefore getting
+ root privileges when running.
+ .
  This allows tvtime to run at a high priority to ensure smooth video and
  should be used for high quality video output even during high CPU load.
 
@@ -55,6 +64,8 @@
 Default: -10
 _Description: Process priority for the tvtime binary:
  This setting controls the priority of the tvtime process relative to other
- processes on the system.  The allowed range is from -19 to 19. Lower
+ processes on the system.
+ .
+ Allowed values are integers between -19 and 19. Lower
  values indicate higher priority, and a value of 0 would give tvtime the
  same priority as a normal process.
--- ../tvtime-1.0.2.pristine/debian/control	2009-06-11 09:11:18.000000000 +0100
+++ debian/control	2009-06-17 12:34:30.000000000 +0100
@@ -28,23 +28,22 @@
  ucf,
 Recommends: xmltv-util
 Suggests: lirc-x
-Description: A high quality television application
- tvtime is a high quality television application for use with video 
- capture cards.  tvtime processes the input from a capture card and 
- displays it on a computer monitor or projector.  Unlike other 
- television applications, tvtime focuses on high visual quality making 
- it ideal for videophiles.
+Description: television display application
+ This package provides a high quality television application for use with
+ video capture cards. It processes the input from a capture card and
+ displays it on a computer monitor or projector. Tvtime focuses on high
+ visual quality, making it ideal for videophiles.
  .
- tvtime supports:
-  * Deinterlaced output at a full interlaced rate of 59.94 frames per
-    second for NTSC source, or 50 frames per second for PAL sources.
-    This gives smoothness of motion and high visual quality.
-  * Multiple deinterlacing algoritms for finding the optimal mode for
-    your video content and available processor speed.
-  * 16:9 aspect ratio mode for the highest available resolution when 
-    processing input from an external DVD player or digital satellite 
-    receiver.
-  * A super-slick on-screen-display for the complete television
-    experience, with a featureful menu system.
-  * 2-3 Pulldown detection for optimal quality viewing of film content
+ Main features:
+  * deinterlaced output at a full interlaced rate of 59.94 frames per
+    second for NTSC sources, or 50 frames per second for PAL sources.
+    This gives smoothness of motion and high visual quality;
+  * multiple deinterlacing algorithms for finding the optimal mode for
+    the video content and available processor speed;
+  * 16:9 aspect ratio mode for the highest available resolution when
+    processing input from an external DVD player or digital satellite
+    receiver;
+  * super-slick on-screen-display for the complete television
+    experience, with a featureful menu system;
+  * "2:3 pulldown" detection for optimal quality viewing of film content
     from NTSC sources.
Template: tvtime/norm
Type: select
Choices: NTSC, PAL, SECAM, PAL-Nc, PAL-M, PAL-N, NTSC-JP, PAL-60
_Description: TV standard:
 Please choose the TV standard to use. NTSC is used in North America,
 much of South America, and Japan; SECAM in France, the former USSR,
 and parts of Africa and the Middle East; and PAL elsewhere.

Template: tvtime/frequencies-ntsc
Type: select
__Choices: Cable, Broadcast, Cable including channels 100+
_Description: Default frequency table:
 Please choose the frequency table to use. It specifies which frequencies correspond to the familiar
 channel numbers. You should select "Broadcast" if you use an antenna for over-the-air
 signals.

Template: tvtime/frequencies-jp
Type: select
__Choices: Cable, Broadcast
_Description: Default frequency table:
 Please choose the frequency table to use. It specifies which
 frequencies correspond to the familiar channel numbers.
 .
 You should select "Broadcast" if you use an antenna for over-the-air
 signals.

Template: tvtime/frequencies-pal
Type: select
__Choices: Europe, France, Russia, Australia, New Zealand, China Broadcast, Australia Optus, Custom (must run tvtime-scanner first)
_Description: Default frequency table:
 Please choose the frequency table to use. It specifies which
 frequencies correspond to the familiar channel numbers.
 .
 If you are a user of a cable company that does not use standard
 frequencies, you should select "Custom" and run
 the tvtime-scanner application before using tvtime.

Template: tvtime/v4ldevice
Type: string
Default: /dev/video0
_Description: Default television capture device:
 Please choose the video4linux device which corresponds to your capture
 card.

Template: tvtime/vbidevice
Type: string
Default: /dev/vbi0
_Description: Device to use for VBI decoding:
 Please choose the device that will be used in NTSC areas for decoding closed captions and XDS
 channel information.

Template: tvtime/setuid
Type: boolean
Default: false
_Description: Allow tvtime to run with root privileges?
 Please choose whether tvtime should be "setuid root", therefore getting
 root privileges when running.
 .
 This allows tvtime to run at a high priority to ensure smooth video and
 should be used for high quality video output even during high CPU load.

Template: tvtime/processpriority
Type: string
Default: -10
_Description: Process priority for the tvtime binary:
 This setting controls the priority of the tvtime process relative to other
 processes on the system.
 .
 Allowed values are integers between -19 and 19. Lower
 values indicate higher priority, and a value of 0 would give tvtime the
 same priority as a normal process.
Source: tvtime
Section: x11
Priority: optional
Maintainer: Bart Martens <bartm@debian.org>
Build-Depends:
 debhelper (>= 7),
 zlib1g-dev,
 libpng-dev,
 libfreetype6-dev,
 libx11-dev,
 libxext-dev,
 libxinerama-dev,
 libxt-dev,
 libxtst-dev,
 libxv-dev,
 libxxf86vm-dev,
 libxml2-dev,
 fontforge,
Standards-Version: 3.8.1
Homepage: http://tvtime.net/

Package: tvtime
Architecture: any
Depends:
 ${shlibs:Depends},
 ${misc:Depends},
 ttf-freefont,
 ucf,
Recommends: xmltv-util
Suggests: lirc-x
Description: television display application
 This package provides a high quality television application for use with
 video capture cards. It processes the input from a capture card and
 displays it on a computer monitor or projector. Tvtime focuses on high
 visual quality, making it ideal for videophiles.
 .
 Main features:
  * deinterlaced output at a full interlaced rate of 59.94 frames per
    second for NTSC sources, or 50 frames per second for PAL sources.
    This gives smoothness of motion and high visual quality;
  * multiple deinterlacing algorithms for finding the optimal mode for
    the video content and available processor speed;
  * 16:9 aspect ratio mode for the highest available resolution when
    processing input from an external DVD player or digital satellite
    receiver;
  * super-slick on-screen-display for the complete television
    experience, with a featureful menu system;
  * "2:3 pulldown" detection for optimal quality viewing of film content
    from NTSC sources.

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