Bug#203145: (uploaders in control) Any activity?
On Thu, Feb 19, 2004 at 01:01:08PM +0000, Colin Watson wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 19, 2004 at 01:54:11PM +0100, Jeroen van Wolffelaar wrote:
> > Is there any activity on this issue? I just stubled upon this when I
> > needed to know whether a multi-line uploaders was okay. Since uploaders
> > isn't in policy at all, this is an undecided: I cannot possibly break
> > policy by using something undocumented, can I?
> > In any case, there are multiple packages using a multiline uploaders
> > (don't recall my heart which, could checkout if needed), and all
> > supporting scripts and katie etc seem to support it.
> > So, I propose to explicitly allow that. It makes it better readable for
> > the human eye, and for the computerized eye, it doesn't matter.
> > (if it isn't explicitly allowed, it's disallowed).
> I tend to agree. Cc'ing bug.
We could take the opportunuity to document Uploaders: in policy, since
it is widely used. Something to note is that in contrast to the
Maintainer: field, names in Uploaders: cannot contains ',' since it is
the field separator. wmaker has this 'bug'.