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Bug#268501: marked as done (dfm: Incorrect use of "it's" in package description)

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Subject: dfm: Incorrect use of "it's" in package description
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Package: dfm
Version: 0.99.7-7
Severity: minor


The package dfm 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.

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debian-devel in the thread starting here:


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To: 193484-done@bugs.debian.org, 268501-done@bugs.debian.org,
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Subject: Fixed in dfm 0.99.7-8
Date: Mon, 23 Jan 2006 08:13:34 +0100
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Source: dfm
Source-Version: 0.99.7-8

Now that dfm is orphaned, NMU-fixed bugs can be closed.
The original .changes file follows.

Hash: SHA1

Format: 1.7
Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2006 22:03:52 +0100
Source: dfm
Binary: dfm
Architecture: source powerpc
Version: 0.99.7-8
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: low
Maintainer: Marc 'HE' Brockschmidt <he@debian.org>
Changed-By: Marc 'HE' Brockschmidt <he@debian.org>
 dfm        - Desktop-File-Manager for X11
Closes: 193484 268501 277214 346662
 dfm (0.99.7-8) unstable; urgency=low
   * QA upload.
   * Orphan package, as maintainer asked for it in
   * debian/control: Replace dependency on xlibs-dev (Closes: #346662)
   * debian/control: Update description (Closes: #277214, #268501)
   * Install .mo files (Closes: #193484)
   * Housekeeping:
     + debian/rules upadte to dh 5.
 a441b011dcf7a9f81ed7cccf5c565dfa 663 x11 optional dfm_0.99.7-8.dsc
 62f83e795d866b02d39014afb0018707 3321 x11 optional dfm_0.99.7-8.diff.gz
 db799e24ef1828a4ba68589664769ace 255332 x11 optional dfm_0.99.7-8_powerpc.deb

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