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Re: RFC: fix summary text for lots of packages



On Fri, Nov 21, 2008 at 9:09 AM, Michael Schwendt <mschwendt gmail com> wrote:
> Nah, it's nonsense to even try listing the supported video formats
> in the summary if you can list them in the longer and detailed
> description. What about MVCD,XVCD,XSVCD,RSVCD,TVCD,TSVCD and others?
> The short summary simply cannot answer a lot of questions the user
> might have.

yes... this level of detail is part of the ingredient and side effects
listing on the side of the medicine bottle.

You know what would be interesting.  What if each character in the
summary had a real cost associated with it... but the description did
not... and it was in the packagers and users benefit to use the space
sparingly.   What if for example the UI deliberately tried to put
packages with the shortest Summary first in a search listing.  Would
that put enough value on a concise summary without stripping it of
essential meaning or value as a text string?

-jef


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