Bug#681417: Please reconsider package description
Dear Java Maintainers,
thank you for maintaining src:swt-gtk. I'm sorry to say that IMHO at
package description(s) is(are) problematic. An example:
Its boilerplate in the first paragraph is reused in six other descriptions.
Description: Standard Widget Toolkit for GTK+ Java library
Having a look at the short description itself one could misunderstand it as
too much capitalisation. Actually it does not obey the Developer's Reference
recommendations (2): It repeats the package name. And though its upstream's
fault (3) the package name itself is too generic. It makes sense to
The Standard Widget Toolkit (SWT) is a fast and rich GUI toolkit
Java programming language. SWT provides efficient, portable and fast
access to native controls and user interface facilities on the
where it has been implemented.
It's very much appreciated that you did *not* copy the upstream description
verbatim. "For" sounds like geek speech to me. Perhaps I have a German point
of view at the description.
This package includes the SWT JAR libraries.
Are you sure that Jon Doe knows what a JAR (4) is? (Sorry for citing a
I would be glad if you like my suggestion:
Description: Java widget toolkit for GTK+
The Standard Widget Toolkit (SWT) is a fast and rich Java GUI toolkit.
For platforms with existing SWT implementations it provides efficient,
portable and fast access to native controls and user interface
This package includes the SWT Java archive (jar) libraries.