Package description is unhelpful

Bug #596022 reported by Matthew Paul Thomas
This bug affects 4 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
One Hundred Papercuts
Fix Released
xchat-gnome (Debian)
Fix Released
xchat-gnome (Ubuntu)
Fix Released
Ken VanDine

Bug Description

Binary package hint: xchat-gnome

xchat-gnome 1:0.26.1-1ubuntu2

1. In Ubuntu Software Center, navigate to "Get Software" > "Internet" > "X-Chat Gnome IRC Chat".

What you see: "GNOME's philosophy in terms of user interfaces has been progressing towards presenting the user with few options, yet sane defaults. While many of the normal X-Chat options will be preserved inside GConf, only the most common settings will be included in the main user interface."

What you should see: A description that is helpful to someone trying to decide whether to install the program.

A description that was helpful would not use the words "GNOME", "philosophy", "in terms of", "progressing", "the user", "sane", "GConf", or "user interface". Instead, it would concentrate on the program's features and the benefits of using it.

Tags: metadata
Changed in xchat-gnome (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Revision history for this message
Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

Thanks for the report Matthew, agreed on that, setting the report to Triaged.

Changed in xchat-gnome (Ubuntu):
importance: Wishlist → Low
status: New → Triaged
Vish (vish)
Changed in hundredpapercuts:
importance: Undecided → Low
milestone: none → maverick-round-9-sc-metadata
status: New → Triaged
Revision history for this message
Vish (vish) wrote :

Patch forwarded upstream too;
Attaching debdiff with a description:

 An IRC chat program, based on the popular X-Chat IRC client, designed
 with an emphasis on simplicity. Allows you to join multiple IRC channels
 (chat rooms) at the same time, talk publicly, private one-on-one
 conversations and much more.

Changed in hundredpapercuts:
assignee: nobody → Vish (vish)
status: Triaged → In Progress
Changed in xchat-gnome (Debian):
status: Unknown → Fix Committed
Changed in xchat-gnome (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Ken VanDine (ken-vandine)
Revision history for this message
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package xchat-gnome - 1:0.26.1-1ubuntu3

xchat-gnome (1:0.26.1-1ubuntu3) maverick; urgency=low

  * Update description (LP: #596022)
 -- <email address hidden> (K. Vishnoo Charan Reddy) Sun, 25 Jul 2010 14:50:18 +0530

Changed in xchat-gnome (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Released
Revision history for this message
Bilal Akhtar (bilalakhtar) wrote :

Congo, Vishnu!

Vish (vish)
Changed in hundredpapercuts:
status: In Progress → Fix Released
Changed in xchat-gnome (Debian):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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