I've already spent a bunch of time working on the packaging (as in what will end up in the .tar.gz distribution files) of atf even though it is still in very preliminary stages of development. This involved:
Having spent a lot of time packaging software for pkgsrc and dealing with source code from other projects, I have to say that I've found dozens of packages that do not have the minimum quality one can expect in the above points. I don't like to pinpoint, but I have to: this includes several GNOME packages and the libspe. This last one is fairly "interesting" because the user documentation for it is high-quality, but all the credibility slips away when you look at the source code packaging...

To all those authors:
“Programs should be written and polished until they acquire publication quality.” — Niklaus Wirth

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