Joined: Oct. 2003
||Posted: June 27 2004,02:05
Well, having not ever used an .lsm file before the creation of "mydsl', I was building my .lsm files, based on the template John provided us with.
Following that template, my belief was that the .lsm files were present to show people when updates were made to our .dsl files, by the version and
the date posted within the .lsm, and to verify the sizes of the md5's and .dsl's
When I make a change to a .dsl , which is common for me to do. ( I always find mistakes AFTER i post it up )
I change the version, date, and the byte counts to reflect the change.
My thought was that the template provided to us was somewhat strict in the pattern or order of information listed.
I was not aware we were free to add text and extra information about the program.
I would enjoy that freedom, posting both some details about the program, and about changes I made, as compared to the original tar or deb.
John and Robert need to set a standard for this, and then us contributors can follow your plan or template for info placed into the .lsm
I can only imagine what a new user or contributor must think about maintaining and updating .dsl's, md5's, and lsm's , having only used linux a few times, and looking to get a favorite item to work with DSL
I do agree with roberts item about listing the version of the SOFTWARE, and perhaps another line listing the version of the .dsl file.
I already list the author of the SOFTWARE, but my descript could improve.