[Pkg-fonts-devel] [Pkg-fonts-commits] [libspiro] 04/09: Description field is fixed by removing extra space and article "a" in the beginning.

Christian PERRIER bubulle at debian.org
Tue Sep 10 05:14:12 UTC 2013

Quoting Vasudev Kamath (kamathvasudev at gmail.com):
> On 18:49 Mon 09 Sep     , Christian PERRIER wrote:
> > Quoting Vasudev Kamath (vasudev-guest at alioth.debian.org):
> > 
> > > -Description:  a library for curve design
> > > +Description: Library for curve design
> > 
> > You should also not add a capital letter to the synopsis (see
> > Developer's Reference)
> > 
> Hmm.. I saw 6.2.2 developer reference it doesn't mention anything about
> captial letter to synopsis or am I missing something.

It's mentioned somewhere that avoiding capitals is encouraged (for
two reasons: overall consistency, better sorting.....and the fact that
the synopsis should be written to fit "This package provide a|an <synopsis>"

> Its weird even lintian didn't complain about it. Anyway will you fix it
> or shall I fix it and push? I will add it to my todo list for now.

It's more or less on purpose: this is a minor problem and having
lintian complain would lead dozens of package maintainers to suddenly
"fix" their descriptions, therefore ruining many existing translations
in the DDTP (even though the DDTP is ill nowadays, it's still working
for many packages).

I fixed these package descriptions (and also the long descriptions as
the first paragraph was not a sentence).

Working on an upload right now.

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