Bug#655946: [eclipse-platform] Extended description contains misleading description of eclipse package

Filipus Klutiero chealer at gmail.com
Sun Jan 15 04:29:36 UTC 2012

Package: eclipse-platform
Version: 3.7.1-1
Severity: normal

Eclipse is quite complex, and I think the package descriptions could 
make this complexity a little easier to get over. Here are a couple of 
issues in eclipse-platform's description.

The extended description contains:

> This package provides only the Eclipse Platform. It does not include any
> development plug-ins. These are available in different packages:
>  * eclipse-jdt Java Development Tools
>  * eclipse-pde Plug-in Development Tools
>  * eclipse Complete development environment
> This package is the base for all eclipse plug-ins.

The eclipse package does not contain the complete Eclipse development 
environment. It provides a Java development environment. I would say 

>  * eclipse: Eclipse SDK, a Java development environment

However, the list is still misleading. It suggests that the eclipse 
package contains development plug-ins, but it does not, it only ensures 
these will be installed. In that sense, I'd probably just drop the 
eclipse entry. Also, please clarify that the list is non-exhaustive. 
Perhaps eclipse-cdt would be worth mentioning.

By the way, in the last sentence, "eclipse" should be capitalized.

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