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Bug#492760: ITP: freedink -- A portable version of the Dink Smallwood game engine.

On Mon, Jul 28, 2008 at 06:40:11PM +0100, Bradley Smith wrote:

>   Description     : A portable version of the Dink Smallwood game engine.

The short description should be self-contained (people reading it may
not see the long description at the same time). People generally do not
know what a Dink Smallwood is, so you shouldn't refer to it in the short
description. A better one is:

Description: adventure and role-playing game engine

> Dink Smallwood is an adventure/role-playing game, similar to Zelda, made
> by RTsoft. Besides twisted humour, it includes the actual game editor,
> allowing players to create hundreds of new adventures called Dink
> Modules or D-Mods for short. The Dink Network hosts a copy of almost all
> of them.

I do not know for sure, but I think Dink Smallwood is a game, and
FreeDink is just a game engine. You should make this clear in the long

> In 2003, Seth A. Robinson from RTsoft released the source code of the
> game engine, at version 1.07, under a free software license.

You shouldn't mention the above sentence in the long description. The
copyright information goes into the debian/copyright file, the version
number is already part of the package, and the fact that it is released
under a free software license is also superfluous, since your package
will be part of Debian :)

Met vriendelijke groet / with kind regards,
      Guus Sliepen <guus@debian.org>

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