reminder post about new Homepage fields
authorStefano Zacchiroli <zack@upsilon.cc>
Tue, 22 Jul 2008 15:21:20 +0000 (17:21 +0200)
committerStefano Zacchiroli <zack@upsilon.cc>
Tue, 22 Jul 2008 15:21:20 +0000 (17:21 +0200)
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+# go fix your ancient Homepage pseudo-fields, you lazy maintainer!
+
+... or I'll kill a kitten for each homepage URL I found in long package
+descriptions.
+
+Homepage pseudo-fields are gone since long, the proper way to document upstream
+homepage is now to use a [real `Homepage`
+fields](http://www.debian.org/doc/debian-policy/ch-controlfields.html#s-f-Homepage)
+in the source stanza of `debian/control`.
+
+Still, as a [page of mine](http://upsilon.cc/~zack/stuff/homepage-field/) has
+been documenting, we still have more than [1100
+packages](http://upsilon.cc/~zack/stuff/homepage-field/pkg_w_old_homepage_pseudo_field.txt)
+([dd-list](http://upsilon.cc/~zack/stuff/homepage-field/pkg_w_old_homepage_pseudo_field.dd-list.txt))
+which are using the old pseudo-field which clutters the long description, is
+often badly rendered, and stays in the way of who works on long descriptions
+(e.g. translators).
+
+The transition from the old pseudo-field to the new field is being [monitored on
+our wiki](http://wiki.debian.org/DpkgHomepageFieldTransition).
+
+Please, pretty please, *take some time to convert
+[your](http://upsilon.cc/~zack/stuff/homepage-field/pkg_w_old_homepage_pseudo_field.dd-list.txt)
+old pseudo-fields*: it's quick, easy, and helpful.
+
+[[tag lang/english planet/debian qa debian]]