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Re: RFS: dylandotnet

On Sat, 14 May 2011 11:32:19 +0200, Dylan Borg <borgdylan@hotmail.com> wrote:
> It builds these binary packages:
> dylandotnet - This is the dylan.NET compiler

Hi Dylan;

It seems like your package ships several .dll files that are not rebuilt
during the package build process.  By policy 2.2.1, your package must be
buildable from source using tools in main; the easiest way to
demonstrate this is to do it.  

I'm not a .NET expert, but I was also not sure that the the .DLL files
are really architecture independant. 

Your package has some lintian warnings and errors:

W: dylandotnet: extended-description-line-too-long
E: dylandotnet: depends-on-metapackage depends: mono-complete
W: dylandotnet: debian-changelog-line-too-long line 1
W: dylandotnet: binary-without-manpage usr/bin/dylandotnet
E: dylandotnet: helper-templates-in-copyright
E: dylandotnet: helper-templates-in-copyright
E: dylandotnet: copyright-contains-dh_make-todo-boilerplate

Note that debian/copyright is crucial for a package to be accepted into
the archive.

Aside from lintians complaints, your description also didn't really help
me understand what the package is.  Please see



For some hints about writing a short and long description. Remember your
audience is likely not expert in .NET

I found the phrase "This compiler when ready" a bit discouraging; is the
compiler useful for something now? 

It would be good to clarify if your package has anything to do with


I'm guessing not, but this is the default when I hear dylan and
programming language.

You may also want to look for feedback/sponsorship from the debian mono

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