Thursday, January 31, 2008

Its party time for Debian camp

Debian Etch is now released. Its party time for Debian camp, the nearest party spot here in India seems to be BMS College in Bangalore. Party on and do remember to avoid spelling and grammar mistakes in your package(s) descriptions fellows.

Not all of us are native English langauge speakers but as Debian Developer’s Reference recommends in its 6 Best Packaging Practices section of the manual, we can remedy this with a little effort.

Be careful to avoid spelling and grammar mistakes. Ensure that you spell-check it. Both ispell and aspell have special modes for checking debian/control files:
ispell -d american -g debian/control
aspell -d en -D -c debian/control

As usual I expect magnanimous Debian users would lend a hand by reporting these bugs.

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