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Re: Date and Upsteam-URL fields

* Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org) [060609 02:14]:
> 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.

Agreed. That's the reason why we should really ad a new field.


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