Bug#508733: www.debian.org: No weblinks to project homepages in packages.debian.org
On Sun, 2008-12-14 at 21:16 +0100, Raphael Frey wrote:
> There are no external web links to the official project home pages of
> each package on http://packages.debian.org.
There are, but it's up to the package maintainer whether to include the
information - see http://packages.debian.org/sid/samba for instance.
> Ubuntu for example provides such links (see e. g.
> http://packages.ubuntu.com/intrepid/gnome/abiword) but Debian does not.
Ubuntu per se does no so thing to my knowledge - clicking the "Ubuntu
changelog" link on that package shows that the Ubuntu package maintainer
added the information to the package, in the same way as the Debian
samba maintainers have.
Encouraging package maintainers to include upstream information is a
reasonable goal, but the lack of such information is not a failing in
packages.debian.org, nor in Debian itself (and, as mentioned, nor is the
fact that different packages include the information in Debian and
Ubuntu a point in either's favour or disfavour).
In summary, I do not believe there is a bug here.