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Re: Homepage in debian/control (was: RFS: queuegraph (take two))

On Fri, 01 Sep 2006 15:23:20 +0300, Eddy Petrişor wrote:
> On 31/08/06, martin f krafft <madduck@debian.org> wrote:
>> also sprach Michal Čihař <michal@cihar.com> [2006.08.31.1639 +0200]:
>> > Please no, as tools will start to use X-Homepage, you will have to
>> > keep compatibility for long time. And if tools won't use it, it
>> > makes no use to include it in debian/control. I always wondered
>> > why there is no proper support for Homepage:...
>> Those are the laws of adoption, yes. I don't think compatibility is
>> so hard to achieve here, but you are right: we must not act
>> prematurely.
>> Anyway, the reason why there's no proper support is, of course,
>> because noone has provided patches yet...
> And pathces are not there because there is a herd of people who oppose
> violently to adding a Homepage: field to the control file. The main
> arguments (which are stupid IMHO) are that:
> [...]

A more practical reason not to do it is that the homepage may move,
leaving us publishing outdated information for the rest of the stable

Sam Morris

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