[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#636779: gtk2-engines-xfce - please reconsider package description
Justin B Rye
jbr at edlug.org.uk
Fri Aug 5 22:08:40 UTC 2011
Martin Eberhard Schauer wrote [incorporating the PS]:
> updating the German package description I thought about a way to
> make the description more concise and better to comprehend.
> The existing description:
> Description: GTK+-2.0 theme engine for Xfce
> This package contains an Xfce engine for GTK2.0 which makes you able
> to use various GTK2.0 themes with Xfce. It also contains some ready
> themes, but you are of course free to design your own.
Hmm, yes, "makes you able to use" is fairly horrible.
> Description: GTK+-2.0 themes for Xfce
> This package contains an Xfce program which can use various GTK2.0
> themes. It also contains some ready themes, but of course you are free
> to design your own.
No, that doesn't say the same thing - gtk2-engines-xfce doesn't
contain an executable that happens to use a particular theme, it
contains some sort of plugin library thing... "theme engine" is rather
a developer-centric label for it, but as long as the text goes on to
describe what good it is that should be okay. So maybe:
Description: GTK+-2.0 theme engine for Xfce
This package contains a theme engine allowing users to apply
various GTK2.0 themes to Xfce. It also contains some ready
themes, but users are of course free to design their own.
(Eliminating a couple of second person pronouns on the grounds that it
works for every other user on the system too.)
> I should not file bugs at this time of the day :-(.
I do most of my best work at this time of day, though admittedly it's
not usually not after this much wine.
JBR with qualifications in linguistics, experience as a Debian
sysadmin, and probably no clue about this particular package
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