[pkg-php-pear] RFS: php-mail-mime/1.8.8-1

Vincent Bernat bernat at debian.org
Wed Aug 14 22:10:56 UTC 2013

 ❦ 14 août 2013 16:11 CEST, Prach Pongpanich <prachpub at gmail.com> :

>> I think you should add an override for this (with a comment to the
>> bug). I would have done myself and uploaded it but then I noticed the
>> short description: "Mail_Mime provides classes to create MIME messages".
>> I understand this is less work to automatically extract description from
>> the upstream package but this also means suboptimal description. In this
>> case, the description starts with the name of the package. Also, the
>> long description seems to miss a paragraph break. I think if upstream
>> description is not of the required quality, the macros should not be
>> used. I don't know if this has already been discussed on the list. Maybe
>> people on debian-l10n-english at ldo could also have some insights on this.
> Hi Vincent,
> Sorry for the late reply. I agree with you for this, I will revert to
> the previous description (short and long) and add an override for the
> shortpear-package-not-using-substvar [1].
> [1]
> http://lintian.debian.org/tags/pear-package-not-using-substvar.html

I have discussed this with Thomas and it seems to agree that the
description should be used only if it is nice. I didn't know about the
lintian check. I will discuss this with him again and maybe propose a
patch to change the wording in lintian.
Make input easy to proofread.
            - The Elements of Programming Style (Kernighan & Plauger)
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