bubulle at debian.org
Tue Jan 29 05:32:01 UTC 2008
Quoting MJ Ray (mjr at phonecoop.coop):
> > > What does much greater than 2.6.14 mean?
> > This is Debian-standard and control file syntax.
> Same answer to both: I think the English description should be in
> English, not Latin or Debian control file syntax.
> I doubt all users know >> is used in control files and I know many
> people get the different Latin abbreviations confused. The >> in
> particular seems unnecessary: "2.6.14 on" is the same length and "from
> 2.6.14" isn't much longer.
About "e.g." or not, I generally followed MJ's suggestions and
*suggested* maintainers to drop it in favor of an English-only
expression which is, in that case, pretty easy to find (and may seem
I think that ">>" could be qualified as "jargon" and not all Debian
users are familiar with jargon (after all, one does not need to know
about the Debian control file sytax to use Debian packages).
In such case, I think that "greater than" or "more recent than" or
"versions above" would be appropriate. I currently suggest the latter.
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