Hey ho :) I recently started maintaining the package gqmpeg, which was orphaned by Takuo KITAME. Looking it over, one thing strikes me as particularily ugly. Specifically: [ david@willow: ~ ]$ acs gqmpeg | grep Recommends: Recommends: xmixer | gnome-media | gom-x | gamix | mixer.app | kmix | aumix-gtk | wmmixer | asmixer Not only is that ugly and difficult to maintain, it might not even be a complete list. It will be unpleasant confirming the latter, especially. So, in accordance with virtual-package-names-list.txt, I'm starting out by sending this letter to email@example.com (to which I am of course subscribed ;), and suggesting the creation of two new virtual packages, which I believe should be in the "Graphics and Multimedia" section of the list, though that has no relevance to packaging itself. mixer: Utility to control the input and output levels of a sound card. Either a command-line interface or a text/console interface is required. mixer-x: Utility to control the input and output levels of a sound card. An X11-based interface is required. Myself and a few others discussed the idea of just using "mixer" and "mixer-gui", instead of "mixer-x". But, at least for gqmpeg, if the package is going to have a relationship on a GUI mixer, it should be able to declare that relationship with a specific environment. In gqmpeg's case, X11. Using mixer-gui is too broad; at least with mixer-x we leave room for mixer-fb, mixer-berlin, etc.. I'll be filing the wishlist bug against debian-policy as soon as this email is off. -- .--=====-=-=====-=========----------=====-----------=-=-----=. / David Barclay Harris Aut agere, aut mori. \ \ Clan Barclay Either action, or death. / `-------======-------------=-=-----=-===-=====-------=--=----'
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