Bug#616465: debian-policy: description file in each system directory
> Policy sets rules that make sure the system works well.
> Perhaps the following might provide some inspiration:
I agree that it is a good place for proposals like mine.
But making long well-developed draft and "driving" it - this is mostly operating system developer's task, not users one.
I think that Debian should have some place where users can just send short ideas without creating DEP and "driving" it.
I am understand that Debian is developed by community and there is no strict dividing line between user and developer. Developer uses OS and user can take part in development.
But place for short ideas IMHO should exist :-)
The first place from where I start is reportbug utility and it's list of themes:
Please enter the name of the package in which you have found a problem, or type 'other' to report a more general problem.
Please enter the name of the package in which you have found a problem, or choose one of these bug categories:
1 base General bugs in the base system
2 bugs.debian.org The bug tracking system, @bugs.debian.org
3 buildd.debian.org Problems and requests related to the Debian Buildds
4 buildd.emdebian.org Problems related to building packages for Emdebian
5 cdimage.debian.org CD Image issues
6 cdrom Problems with installation from CD-ROMs
7 debian-i18n Requests regarding Internationalization (i18n) of the distribution
8 debian-maintainers Problems and requests related to Debian Maintainers
9 debian-policy Proposed changes in the Debian policy documentation
10 ftp.debian.org Problems with the FTP site and Package removal requests
11 general General problems (e.g., that many manpages are mode 755)
12 installation-reports Problems with installing Debian
13 listarchives Problems with the WWW mailing list archives
14 lists.debian.org The mailing lists, firstname.lastname@example.org.
15 mirrors Problems with Debian archive mirrors.
16 nm.debian.org New Maintainer process and nm.debian.org website
17 press Press release issues
18 project Problems related to project administration
19 qa.debian.org Problems related to the quality assurance group
20 release-notes Problems with the release notes
21 release.debian.org Requests regarding Debian releases and release team tools
22 security-tracker The Debian Security Bug Tracker
23 security.debian.org Problems with the security updates server
24 snapshot.debian.org Issues with the snapshot.debian.org service
25 spam Spam (reassign spam to here so we can complain about it)
26 tech-ctte Issues to be referred to the technical committee
27 upgrade-reports Reports of successful and unsucessful upgrades
28 wiki.debian.org Problems with the Debian wiki
29 wnpp Work-Needing and Prospective Packages list
30 www.debian.org Problems with the WWW site (including other *.debian.org sites)
Enter a package:
I have select the policy (9) from this list and so we speaking now :-)
Now I understand that case 9 was incorrect because policy is only "sets rules that make sure the system works well" as you have explained, not all global rules.
So some "more right" choice should exist in this list. Which is it - how do you think? :-)