[pkg-boinc-devel] Bug#359332: boinc-client: Description improvement

Martin Schulze joey at infodrom.org
Tue Mar 28 05:21:16 UTC 2006


Steffen Moeller wrote:
> I attached a diff -u to the control files which also includes the change of my email address in favor of my official Debian address. Frank, you might like to copy some of the ideas expressed in the attachment.
> > [...] 
> > So what the heck is a BOINC core client?
> It is distributed computing for volunteers, mostly for rather esoteric (SETI)
> or real scientific (search for pulsars or HIV protease inhibitors), see
> boinc.berkeley.edu. These folks collected some 500000 contributors, doing a daily
> 100 years of CPU time for even for single project.

> +Description: core client of volunteer computing system
> + This package contains the Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network
> + Computing (BOINC) core client program.

Why not "Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing (core client)"?

Or "Framework for distributed computing for volunteer nodes"

"core client of volunteer computing system" is not ver helpful either.
At least to me.  Because... what is a 'volunteer computing system'?

> > Please describe the package and don't simply repeat the name of the package.
> One could describe it much longer, thank your for indicating the recursion to us. In case that you have some idle time to spare, please consider to join in. Actually, the package may be something for Debian Weekly News. Should we come up with something?

It failed due to a missing description.



Given enough thrust pigs will fly, but it's not necessarily a good idea.

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