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Re: Synchronizing descriptions with GSRC?

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: Synchronizing descriptions with GSRC?
Date: Wed, 09 Oct 2013 16:21:45 +0200
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address@hidden (Ludovic Courtès) skribis:

> Brandon Invergo <address@hidden> skribis:
>>>> Perhaps it would be best to keep all canonical package descriptions,
>>>> short and long, in a single file under revision control somewhere, such
>>>> as in womb.  They would then be available for anyone who needs them,
>>>> should any need arise in the future and it would be easier for all
>>>> involved to stay in sync.  What do you think?
>>> Sounds good to me.
>> OK, I've finally gotten around to moving package descriptions (long and
>> short) to a file in Womb (gnumaint/pkgdescr.txt).  The file is
>> recutils-compatible.  
>> Currently, all of the long descriptions ("blurbs") are taken from GSRC.
>> Between Karl and I, we're currently in agreement that writing/adapting
>> new descriptions for all of the packages is better than straight copying
>> From websites/READMEs, mainly for keeping a certain level of consistency
>> (length, style, level of detail, etc.) between the descriptions.  It
>> also avoids any potential copyright problem, no matter how unlikely it
>> may be.  In addition to Guix and GSRC, these descriptions will also be
>> used to provide descriptions for featured packages on, so they
>> can't be too long.
>> The file is fresh out of the oven, so there may be some changes after
>> Karl reviews it.  But anyway, it's there as a starting point.
> Excellent, thanks!  I’ve updated the synchronization tool in Guix to use
> this file, and then I’ll update the descriptions



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