Re: Bug#700702: timemachine: Typo's in description
Chris Bannister wrote:
> The short description:
> "JACK audio recorder for spontaneous and conservatory use"
> Should that really be "conservatory"? Even if it is supposed to be
> "conservative", it still seems a bit odd.
I can't see anything like it in the upstream docs. If it didn't go on
to imply that the recordings were of music I might have guessed it was
a malapropism for "conversational", but presumably it's an attempt to
find an adjective meaning "recording". Since it's failing to
communicate anything that isn't expressed by the word "recorder",
which is already there in the synopsis anyway, I would suggest just
throwing out the "and conservatory".
(Or maybe "JACK plugin for spontaneous audio capture"? But that's not
what's in my patch.)
> In the long description:
> "Timemachine writes the last 10 seconds of audio _before_ the button
> press and everything from now on up to the next button press into a WAV-file."
> I suggest replace "... from now on up ..." with "... from then on up ..."
Agreed. While we're editing the line I would also say "WAV file".
> Instead of "... when you heard an interesting noise ..." I suggest"
> "... when you hear an interesting noise ..."
And (though less certainly) s/you'd press record/you press record/.
If this was trying to be formal English I would complain about the
"try and recreate it", but no, this is clearly just a normal
> And finally in the final paragraph, instead of "... lets audio
> application communicate with ..." I suggest "... lets audio applications
> communicate with ..."
Agreed - patch attached.
JBR with qualifications in linguistics, experience as a Debian
sysadmin, and probably no clue about this particular package
diff -ru timemachine-0.3.3.pristine/debian/control timemachine-0.3.3/debian/control
--- timemachine-0.3.3.pristine/debian/control 2011-02-08 21:38:17.000000000 +0000
+++ timemachine-0.3.3/debian/control 2013-02-16 13:34:45.993947768 +0000
@@ -24,13 +24,13 @@
jackd (>= 0.80.0)
-Description: JACK audio recorder for spontaneous and conservatory use
+Description: JACK audio recorder for spontaneous use
Timemachine writes the last 10 seconds of audio _before_ the button press
- and everything from now on up to the next button press into a WAV-file.
+ and everything from then on up to the next button press into a WAV file.
- The idea is that you doodle away with whatever is kicking around in your
- studio and when you heard an interesting noise, you'd press record and
+ The idea is that you doodle away with whatever is kicking around in your
+ studio and when you hear an interesting noise, you press record and
capture it, without having to try and recreate it.
- It uses the JACK audio connection kit, an API that lets audio application
+ It uses the JACK audio connection kit, an API that lets audio applications
communicate with each other and share audio data in realtime.