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Re: Bug#139957: period at the end of short description?



On Fri, 2002-03-29 at 11:51, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
> >>"Chris" == Chris Waters <xtifr@debian.org> writes:
> 
>  Chris> I'd rather have this be a guideline than a rule.  So, I'm not sure
>  Chris> policy is the right place.  (Sure wish we had someplace else where
>  Chris> guidelines could go.)  But if it does go in policy, I think "should"
>  Chris> might be too strong.
> 
> 	I would have less objection were this couched as a
>  ``recommends'' rather than a should rule, 

Ok, how about the attached patch?  I didn't couch it as a footnote
because I think it fits in with the rest of the recommendations there.  

Personally, I'm still relatively undecided on the capitalization issue. 
But after manually reading about 50 entries in the Packages file, things
definitely seem to be in favor of capitalizing, so I went that way.  And
it does fit in with the subtitle analogy.

> given  that this is a
> purely subjective, aesthetic view, with little technical relevance. 

Even if all those were true (I disagree that it's purely subjective), it
is still one of those things (however minor) which reflect on the
quality of Debian.


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