The LANDesk Help documents says
Description to show end users on download: The description you enter here appears in the Distribution packages and Delivery methods windows and the Software Deployment Portal
Hence , I have tested the"Distribution packages" & "Software Deployment Portal" , the decsription is coming there , but I am not sure about Delivery methods. I think the Description will not display in SWD Task Popup message window .
Yes we are also experiencing this when moving to the self service via Software Portal. We give the package a category for example Core App. When this app has a double category, for example it's a W7 and a W8 compatible application and i want to categorise it with W8 and W7 i have to make a new package only to give one a W8 and the other a W7 category. Multiple options have to be available and they have to be set on the TASK level as the task will decide what the way of delivey would be.
I read somewhere you can add improvements to the product.
What you can do is make a package bundle for all software and you can have name the package bundle whatever you like.