Le vendredi, 14 octobre 2011 11.40:16, Marco Balmer a écrit : > Dear mentors, > > I am looking for a sponsor for a my new debian package: > > * Package name : jabber-querybot Hi Marco, and thanks for this new package, indeed probably useful to have in Debian ! Now on for the review: * the debian/copyright file seems to be aspsms-t's . :-) And you should use the "versioned" shortname for the GPL (e.g. GPL-2+, as in http://dep.debian.net/deps/dep5/#AEN462 ). You can drop the name from the liense paragraph and then copy-paste it to your various debian/copyright files. * I don't find the long description particularly descriptive as it basically tells us "Jabber bot framework for Perl" (does Perl need Jabber bots ?), "from swissjabber" (hi there !), "now opensource" (if it's in Debian (main), it's freesoftware, so this doesn't add much value), "simple and nice piece of code" (that's entirely subjective). Additionally, the short description is read as "jabber-querybot is a Modular xmpp/jabber bot". So is jabber-querybot an actual bot or a framework to write bots? I think a think-trough and rewrite of both descriptions would be good, while keeping [DP§3.4] in mind. * As jabber-querybot was never in Debian, you should merge the initial changelog entries in order to only have one when the package enters NEW. While this is mostly a "taste" reason, I think it's pretty much common-practice to only have and keep changelog entries for versions that have actually reached the Debian archive. If you do upload those packages to other archives, then it might make sense to name those differently from "unstable". And make sure to remind your sponsoree to use the -v option of dpkg-genchanges in order to have the ITP bug referred in the changes file. (So short version of that is: "would be good although not necessary if it comes with a nice rationale.") Cheers, OdyX [DP§3.4] http://www.debian.org/doc/debian-policy/ch-binary.html#s-descriptions
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