Bug#758402: ITP: python-xstatic-jquery.quicksearch -- jQuery.quicksearch XStatic support
Thomas Goirand wrote:
> Thanks for this message. I would welcome indeed any change to this long
> description, reviewed by the d-l-english team!
Well, I'd like to, but so far I don't really understand it. I don't
even know what it means by "static files". As opposed to what?
> These are copy/past from the upstream stuff, but as it is often the
> case, it shall be improved.
>> Some parts may be of little relevance for a Debian package too:
>>> By having static files in packages, it is also easier to build virtual envs,
>>> support linux/bsd/... distribution package maintainers and even windows
>>> installs using the same mechanism.
> I do believe this is relevant. The point of the XStatic packages is that
> they are available using "pip install", which make them universal. This
> is a very good "selling point" for Python developers, and will push them
> to use XStatic rather than embedding static files directly in their
> python module/app.
I'm sure it's an interesting fact about XStatic, and therefore may
belong in the package description for python-xstatic. But how is it
useful information for people trying to decide whether to install
python-xstatic-jquery.quicksearch? It seems to amount to "this
software is also available as something that isn't a Debian package",
and that's true of pretty much anything in the archives.
Meanwhile there's literally no description whatsoever of the
functionality of jQuery.quicksearch!
JBR with qualifications in linguistics, experience as a Debian
sysadmin, and probably no clue about this particular package