Re: should we propose a new section for ruby?
On Wed, Sep 01, 2004 at 01:50:45AM +0900, Fumitoshi UKAI wrote:
> I've noticed Bug#269180 requesting pike section.
> We have more ruby packages than pike and ruby packages seems to be
> comparable to gnome and kde, so should we propose a new section
> for ruby?
> $ grep-available -FPackage -sPackage pike|wc -l
> $ grep-available -FPackage -sPackage ruby|wc -l
$ grep-available -FPackage -sPackage python | wc -l
$ grep-available -FPackage -sPackage perl | wc -l
I think Python's section is also large because of package for multiple
versions of Python (2.1, 2.2 and 2.3). Ruby also has some 1.6 and 1.8
packages, though a lot less.
Ruby packages seem to linger in almost all sections at the moment:
admin, devel, doc, editor, graphics, interpreters, libdevel, devel,
misc, you name it. So I think it would be a logical to put it all together.
This also creates the possibility to find Ruby libraries easier when you
don't know the name, browsing the Ruby section will do.
Expecting the number of packages will grow too, I think it would be a
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