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Re: RFC: fix summary text for lots of packages

On Fri, 2008-11-21 at 21:52 +0200, Ville Skyttä wrote:
> On Friday 21 November 2008, Toshio Kuratomi wrote:
> > Naheem Zaffar wrote:
> > > Considering that the package name is not given much prominence in the
> > > UI, is it really a bad thing to repeat it in the summary?
> >
> > Yes.
> >
> > As I understand it, the name is shown in the UI, [...]
> Leaving gnome-packagekit's current UI aside, is repeating the package name in 
> summary something that people would rather not see done in any case?  I tend 
> to think that it'd be better to not repeat it myself.  Just asking in case 
> there's clear consensus on this - this is something that would be trivial to 
> check in rpmlint.

 I think most of the hard and fast rules about this are going to fail,
as we are talking about human language. For instance:

% yum search fedora-release
=========================== Matched: fedora-release ============================
fedora-release.noarch : Fedora release files
fedora-release-notes.noarch : Release Notes for Fedora 9.0.0

...now technically both of these fail the "repeat package name in
summary" rule, I'm not sure either of them needs to be "fixed" though.

James Antill <james fedoraproject org>

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