Bug#624764: ITP: trng -- Tina's Random Number Generator Library
On Sun, 01 May 2011, Torquil Macdonald Sørensen wrote:
> Package: wnpp
> Severity: wishlist
> Owner: "Torquil Macdonald Sørensen" <email@example.com>
> * Package name : trng
> Version : 4.11
> Upstream Author : Heiko Bauke <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> * URL : http://trng.berlios.de/
> * License : BSD
> Programming Lang: C++
> Description : Tina's Random Number Generator Library
> Tina's Random Number Generator Library (TRNG) is a state of
> the art C++ pseudo-random number generator library for
> sequential and parallel Monte Carlo simulations. Its design
> principles are based on a proposal for an extensible random
> number generator facility, that will be part of the random
> number generator facility of the forthcoming revision of
> the C++ standard.
Might you consider using tinarng as the package name, please?
TRNG is commonly used as the abbreviation of True Random Number
Generator (and variations, such as thruly random number generator).
It could cause some confusion. Really, upstream should have known
At the very least, change the short description to add "pseudo".
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