[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Bug#268503: marked as done (epic4-script-thirdeye: Incorrect use of "it's" in package description)

Your message dated Sun, 31 Jul 2005 23:33:10 +0100
with message-id <20050731223310.GA30814@deprecation.cyrius.com>
and subject line Removed from Debian - unmaintained
has caused the attached Bug report to be marked as done.

This means that you claim that the problem has been dealt with.
If this is not the case it is now your responsibility to reopen the
Bug report if necessary, and/or fix the problem forthwith.

(NB: If you are a system administrator and have no idea what I am
talking about this indicates a serious mail system misconfiguration
somewhere.  Please contact me immediately.)

Debian bug tracking system administrator
(administrator, Debian Bugs database)

Received: (at maintonly) by bugs.debian.org; 28 Aug 2004 02:21:24 +0000
>From kmccarty@tesseract.princeton.edu Fri Aug 27 19:21:24 2004
Return-path: <kmccarty@tesseract.princeton.edu>
Received: from kmccarty.student.princeton.edu (arcturus.localdomain) [] 
	by spohr.debian.org with esmtp (Exim 3.35 1 (Debian))
	id 1C0sqK-0005gU-00; Fri, 27 Aug 2004 19:21:24 -0700
Received: from kmccarty by arcturus.localdomain with local (Exim 3.36 #1 (Debian))
	id 1C0spq-0007SL-00
	for <maintonly@bugs.debian.org>; Fri, 27 Aug 2004 22:20:54 -0400
To: maintonly@bugs.debian.org
Subject: epic4-script-thirdeye: Incorrect use of "it's" in package description
Reply-To: Kevin B. McCarty <kmccarty@Princeton.EDU>
Message-Id: <E1C0spq-0007SL-00@arcturus.localdomain>
From: "Kevin B. McCarty" <kmccarty@tesseract.Princeton.EDU>
Date: Fri, 27 Aug 2004 22:20:54 -0400
Delivered-To: maintonly@bugs.debian.org
X-Spam-Checker-Version: SpamAssassin 2.60-bugs.debian.org_2004_03_25 
	(1.212-2003-09-23-exp) on spohr.debian.org
X-Spam-Status: No, hits=-6.5 required=4.0 tests=BAYES_10,HAS_PACKAGE 
	autolearn=no version=2.60-bugs.debian.org_2004_03_25

Package: epic4-script-thirdeye
Version: 1.72-4
Severity: minor


The package epic4-script-thirdeye uses the contraction "it's" in the
Description field of its control file in what appears to be an
incorrect way.  Recall that "it's" is a contraction for "it is" or
"it has", and any other use (for instance, as a possessive) is not
grammatically correct English.  Hypothetical examples:

- XMMS is cool.  It's one of the best ...   [correct, "It is"]
- XMMS is cool.  It's been rated highly ... [correct, "It has"]
- XMMS is cool.  It's features include ...  [wrong]
- XMMS is cool.  Its features include ...   [correct, possessive]

Using "it's" and "its" correctly is in your best interest, since
incorrect usage may cause someone browsing the package descriptions to
have a bad first impression of that package.

Please note that this is a mass bug filing; it was discussed on
debian-devel in the thread starting here:


If you need to contact me, please respect the Reply-To header or use
my email address (in the .sig), as this bug report was sent from a
machine with no capability to receive email.

Best regards,

Kevin B. McCarty <kmccarty@princeton.edu>   Physics Department
WWW: http://www.princeton.edu/~kmccarty/    Princeton University
GPG public key ID: 4F83C751                 Princeton, NJ 08544

Received: (at 268503-done) by bugs.debian.org; 31 Jul 2005 22:33:14 +0000
>From tbm@cyrius.com Sun Jul 31 15:33:14 2005
Return-path: <tbm@cyrius.com>
Received: from sorrow.cyrius.com [] 
	by spohr.debian.org with esmtp (Exim 3.36 1 (Debian))
	id 1DzMMs-0008B7-00; Sun, 31 Jul 2005 15:33:14 -0700
Received: by sorrow.cyrius.com (Postfix, from userid 10)
	id 574B864D55; Sun, 31 Jul 2005 22:33:14 +0000 (UTC)
Received: by deprecation.cyrius.com (Postfix, from userid 1000)
	id 90502870D; Sun, 31 Jul 2005 23:33:10 +0100 (BST)
Date: Sun, 31 Jul 2005 23:33:10 +0100
From: Martin Michlmayr <tbm@cyrius.com>
To: 122917-done@bugs.debian.org, 139349-done@bugs.debian.org,
	160816-done@bugs.debian.org, 197127-done@bugs.debian.org,
	268503-done@bugs.debian.org, 277210-done@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Removed from Debian - unmaintained
Message-ID: <20050731223310.GA30814@deprecation.cyrius.com>
Mime-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii
Content-Disposition: inline
User-Agent: Mutt/1.5.9i
Delivered-To: 268503-done@bugs.debian.org
X-Spam-Checker-Version: SpamAssassin 2.60-bugs.debian.org_2005_01_02 
	(1.212-2003-09-23-exp) on spohr.debian.org
X-Spam-Status: No, hits=-3.0 required=4.0 tests=BAYES_00 autolearn=no 
X-CrossAssassin-Score: 99

This package has now been removed from Debian because nobody was
interested in maintaining it; see
for more information.

Martin Michlmayr

Reply to: