[Pkg-samba-maint] Bug#496198: libsmbclient-dev: package description overhaul
vorlon at debian.org
Sat Aug 23 19:41:41 UTC 2008
reassign 496198 libsmbclient
forcemerge 496197 496198
On Sat, Aug 23, 2008 at 01:54:53PM +0100, Justin B Rye wrote:
> This is part of a set of related bugreports on the packages in the
> Samba suite; I've already reported many of these issues (with some
> suggested fixes) as a single bugreport on samba4 (see #486370), but
> since that approach is a dud I'm trying the alternative of splitting
> them up and targetting individual packages.
> Current package description:
> # Description: libsmbclient static libraries and headers
> # libsmbclient allows to write applications that use the SMB/CIFS protocol.
> # This gives applications the ability to talk to Microsoft Windows servers
> # and Unix servers running Samba.
> # .
> # This package contains libraries and headers needed to build applications
> # that use SMB/CIFS services.
> Problems shared with other packages in the set:
> * "allows to write" is a very characteristic non-native-speakerism.
> * the words "applications" and "servers" are overused.
> * Samba is all about OS interoperability, so keep the OS names
> straight. It's not just for "Unix servers", it's also for
> * and the wishlist item: WIBNI all the packages in the suite had
> consistently styled short descriptions. Likewise, in this
> case, consistent what-Samba-is boilerplate.
> Suggested replacement text:
> | Description: Samba client development libraries
> | The Samba software suite implements the SMB/CIFS protocol, providing
> | cross-platform support for Windows-style network shares.
> | .
> | This package contains libraries and headers for building client
> | applications that talk to Microsoft Windows (or Samba) servers.
Merging with the libsmbclient report.
Description: development files for libsmbclient
This package provides the development files (static library and headers)
required for building applications against libsmbclient, a library that
enables client applications to talk to Microsoft Windows and Samba servers
using the SMB/CIFS protocol.
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