Re: RFS: googlecl (now uploaded to mentors repo)
On 06/15/2010 02:37 PM, Sandro Tosi wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 15, 2010 at 11:00, Umang Varma <email@example.com> wrote:
>> As a not-so-experienced person, I shouldn't have a say in this, but I
>> feel that it is far too general a name to use. I'm sure there are many
>> scripts that do something related to google, not all can be called 'google'.
> Indeed, I spotted that only after reply was sent: given the package is
> called googlecl, I'd say just call the bin googlecl.
This is confusing.
First, Google seems to have it's own Debian package  and it hasn't
made the source of that package available. I don't know what Google's
track record with packaging/building/etc is (Chrome != Chromium, etc),
so I don't know what they hope to achieve by hosting the a .deb as a
download and not letting other access the source. A Debian maintainer
will not blindly apply them, but it could serve as a starting point.
Secondly, Google itself wants the bin to be called `google`.  Since
the official project page  and documentation  says `$ google foo
bar`, making end-users call `$ googlecl foo bar` may confuse them.
Particularly so if they use something like the Ubuntu Software Center
(which is the default newbie's package manager on Debian as `gnome` now
depends on it) where they're unlikely to read the description - if at
all the description is allowed to have such a warning.
PS: I am subscribed to firstname.lastname@example.org, so no need to CC me. :-)