Martin Schulze | 20 Jun 21:34 2006

Debian Weekly News - June 20th, 2006

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Debian Weekly News
http://www.debian.org/News/weekly/2006/25/
Debian Weekly News - June 20th, 2006
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Welcome to this year's 25th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for
the Debian community. Matt Brown [1]created a couple of wrapper
scripts around sbuild and debarchiver to automatically build uploaded
packages. Isaac Clerencia [2]reported that the [3]Zaragoza City Hall
has deployed a thin-client solution based on Debian in six elderly
centres.

 1. http://www.mattb.net.nz/blog/2005/10/26/lightweight-debian-archive-scripts/
 2. http://people.warp.es/~isaac/blog/index.php/debian-kde-deployment-for-elderly-people-32
 3. http://www.zaragoza.es/

Homepage Location in Package Description. Kai Hendry [4]pointed out
that the way URLs are listed in package descriptions is a hack which
in practice commonly defers from the Developer's [5]reference.
Margarita Manterola [6]suggested to first patch dpkg with a Homepage
field in order to address this problem in policy. Raphaƫl Hertzog
finally recommended this meta field should be incorporated in a Web
application of a [7]collaborative repository of meta information for
packages.

 4. http://lists.debian.org/debian-policy/2006/06/msg00037.html
 5. http://www.debian.org/doc/developers-reference/ch-best-pkging-practices.en.html#s-bpp-upstream-info
 6. http://lists.debian.org/debian-policy/2006/06/msg00038.html
 7. http://wiki.debian.org/CRMI
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