Re: BibTeX file from debian/upstream data (Was: New Debian Science metapackages)
On Fri, May 04, 2012 at 12:07:12PM +0200, Andreas Tille wrote:
> [Blends list in CC because it concerns general Blends issues]
> On Wed, May 02, 2012 at 03:31:09PM +0200, Michael Banck wrote:
> > No, the way I "hacked" the citations for MPQC and CP2K in the obsolete
> > (and possibly the current debian/upstream) system is exactly as the
> > authors wish/requerst. It *is* the canonical citation for those
> > packages. So if we are serious about "Please cite as:", we should
> > provide a way for our users to use the upstream citation, even if that
> > is not a publication.
> I thought about this issue and came to the following conclusion:
> 1. Your way to add "Please cite as" is a missuse of the publication
> field (as you probably agree because you wrote "hacked") and to
> clarify this I will rename the rendering on the tasks pages to
> (Please provide an even better wording if this remains missleading)
This sounds fine, I suggested "Further information" in another mail (the
fact that the further information is publications should be clear from
the content), but both are fine.
> 2. To support your need I would suggest to add another (different!)
> section called
> "Site as"
> For the moment I will not provide a way to propagate this information
> from the tasks files to the web sentinel pages because I think this
> should also be assembled in debian/upstream files. To enable this
> I added the field "Cite-As" to the debian/upstream definition.
> The definition says:
> "The value is a string which might contain a link in valid HTML syntax."
> I'm not entirely sure whether this is the best way to cope with this
> but IMHO it should be flexible enough for the moment and should do
> what you want to do.
I think if possible it would be best to use the content of Cite-as if
available. If it is empty, use the first entry of the Publication field
(like now), and use the other entries for the above "Publication(s):"
Not sure this is possibly in the current framework, though.
> 3. Once the implementation of the References is in a somehow stable
> state I will parse the debian/upstream files for the following
> values to propagate them onto the web sentinel pages:
> Cite-As (see above)
> Donation (we just have this in the tasks files)
> Registration (we just have this in the tasks files)
> Screenshots (not sure about that, but seems to be reasonable)
> This should solve your problem and finally would enable cleaning
> up the tasks files also from Donation and Registration data.
> What do you think?