The following commit has been merged in the master branch:
commit 2e8f786b33d746e7d42c863d7734fb6f7940e705
Author: Bas Couwenberg <>
Date:   Sun Jul 21 20:21:58 2013 +0200

    Improve package description.

diff --git a/debian/changelog b/debian/changelog
index 519cec6..e50f900 100644
--- a/debian/changelog
+++ b/debian/changelog
@@ -16,6 +16,7 @@ tinyows (1.1.0-3) UNRELEASED; urgency=low
   * Update copyright to dep5 format.
   * Remove extra license files.
   * Don't install .in files.
+  * Improve package description.
  -- Bas Couwenberg <>  Sun, 21 Jul 2013 15:37:59 +0200
diff --git a/debian/control b/debian/control
index cbf9654..69d1359 100644
--- a/debian/control
+++ b/debian/control
@@ -17,5 +17,20 @@ Package: tinyows
 Architecture: any
 Depends: ${shlibs:Depends}, ${misc:Depends}
 Recommends: apache2, libapache2-mod-fcgid, postgresql-8.4-postgis (>= 1.5.0)
-Description: A simple WFS-T server.
- TinyOWS is a simple WFS-T server based on PostGIS spatial database.
+Description: lightweight and fast WFS-T server
+ TinyOWS is a lightweight and fast implementation of the OGC WFS-T
+ specification. Web Feature Service (WFS) allows querying and retrieval 
+ of features. The transactional profile (WFS-T) allows inserting, updating
+ or deleting such features.
+ .
+ From a technical point of view WFS-T is a Web Service API in front
+ of a spatial database. TinyOWS is deeply tied to PostgreSQL/PostGIS
+ because of this.
+ .
+ TinyOWS implements strictly OGC standards and pass successfully all
+ WFS OGC CITE tests (and even beta ones).
+ .
+ TinyOWS is part of MapServer Suite, but provided as a distinct module
+ (i.e you could use it in conjunction with MapServer and MapCache, or
+ as a standalone app). But both MapServer and TinyOWS could use the same
+ configuration file, if you want to (or native TinyOWS XML config file).

A simple WFS-T server

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