On Wed, Aug 30, 2000 at 06:26:15AM -0700, Sean Champ wrote: > > if the debian 'menu' package [ > http://www.debian.org/doc/packaging-manuals/menu.html/ ] does offer > console-support , this email can probably be disregarded. Well, i don't believe menu has a non-command-line interface at all. It just creates menus for other apps to work with. Sean 'Shaleh' Perry explains this in more detail. > ( on a tangent is a question that has been pending for a while, here. > > would people like|support a (probably, very minor) degree of regulated > parliamentary procedure, on the mailing-lists? Considering how much trouble some people seem to have with just unsubscribing, i don't see how you could get them to follow a procedure. In general, the volume of newbies on this list will demolish any attempt to impose order... > - bug-report ( debian-bugs ? ) Go to the bug tracking system (see the website). There's no use in even posting messages saying that the bug has been reported and is being worked on, people will continue to ask "is this a bug?" for weeks after it's fixed. > - request-for-feature File it as a wishlist bug, or contact the upstream maintainer. > - intent-to-package ( to be directed to debian-devel , no?) This is discussed in the developer documentation, and doesn't affect debian-user at all. > - usage-question > - general question This seems the difference between "what command does X" and "how do i do X with foo" (which usually brings about suggestions of using bar, baz, and qux as well). It'd be more useful IMNSHO to just convince people to come up with informative subject lines. > - others? Offtopic? Convince people to add "OT:" to the subject line, as most mailers add "Re:" now. And teach people how to change subject lines when the topic drifts, to use "compose new message" instead of "reply" when necessary, and in general to use mailers that don't break threads. That's just my $1.50 (damn inflation) -- finger for GPG public key.
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