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Re: Date and Upsteam-URL fields

Vincent Danjean <vdanjean.ml@free.fr> writes:
> Kai Hendry wrote:

>> Many package descriptions have a Website: field already. It should just
>> be in policy too, to promote this good helpful practice.

> For now, it is in the developper reference (and it is '  Homepage:' at
> the end of the long description):
> http://www.debian.org/doc/developers-reference/ch-best-pkging-practices.en.html#s-bpp-upstream-info

And I think most everyone agrees that parsing a free-form text field for
structured data is a nasty hack.  If we're going to encourage packages to
include this information, we should make it a blessed packaging field so
that parsers don't have to grovel through the long description and guess.

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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