[Slackbuilds-users] handy ruler

xgizzmo at slackbuilds.org xgizzmo at slackbuilds.org
Sat Apr 4 09:03:41 UTC 2009

On Wednesday 01 April 2009 14:30:44 Mikko Varri wrote:
> Hi admins,
> I was under the impression that the handy ruler in slack-desc file was
> related to how much space there is in the ncurses installer UI
> (i.e. it would always be of the same length).  But looking at the
> changes made to submitted slack-desc files, it seems that the longer
> the PRGNAM, the shorter the handy ruler.
> That basically means that "compiz-fusion-plugins-unsupported" has
> about three hundred characters less space for the description, when
> compared to "di".
> I took a quick look at the slackware source directory, and 513 out of
> 529 slack-desc files had the same length handy ruler.  I would
> consider the remaining 16 as (cosmetic) bugs.  Same check agains SBo
> repository shows that there only about 66 percent had the same length.
> I appreciate that this is your repository, and you can do whatever you
> wish with it, but what is the policy on this tiny detail?
> BR,
> Mikko Varri

The handy ruler should be 72 characters long, as far as the policy we should 
be doing it like Slackware. The compiz* ones are wrong and will be fixed with
the next update to them.


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