Bug#557308: libopenide-util-java: Non-informative package description and outdated homepage link

Giovanni Mascellani mascellani at poisson.phc.unipi.it
Mon Nov 23 22:37:17 UTC 2009

Eric Lavarde ha scritto:
> Package: libopenide-util-java
> Severity: minor
> Hi,
> two things at once as discovered under
> http://packages.debian.org/sid/libopenide-util-java
> 1. the description explains where the package comes from, but
> not what it actually offers for functionality, that's quite
> impossible to assess if you might need the package. The introduction on
> the homepage would already be much more helpful:
> The NetBeans Platform is a generic framework for Swing applications. It provides the "plumbing" that, before, every developer had to write themselves — the plumbing — saving state, connecting actions to menu items, toolbar items and keyboard shortcuts; window management, and so on.

This description is wrong, as this library is not netbeans platform.
I'll try to write a more informative description, but this task is not
easy, because this packages is really _very_ miscellaneous.

> A summary of the description under http://platform.netbeans.org/description.html
> could be of course even more helpful.
> 2. the Homepage link http://openide.netbeans.org/ is outdated, it's now http://platform.netbeans.org/

For what I know, there is no updated homepage for this library.
platform.n.o is wrong and I couldn't find anything updated, so I prefer
to keep an out-of-date homepage rather than giving a false information
or no information at all.

> 3. The open question is if the change of project name justifies a change
> of package name...

No, it doesn't. openide-util is exactly the name this package has upstream.

Thanks, Giovanni.
Giovanni Mascellani <mascellani at poisson.phc.unipi.it>
Pisa, Italy

Web: http://poisson.phc.unipi.it/~mascellani
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