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Re: release-info package naming

Am Dienstag, den 31.05.2011, 17:31 +0200 schrieb Stefano Rivera:
> Benjamin Drung wrote distro-info, a set of CSV data, a python library to
> read it, and scripts using the python library. It contains historical
> data on Debian & Ubuntu releases. (I'm sure other derivatives can be
> considered too)
> They can be used to determine things like the name of the current Debian
> testing release, the Ubuntu dev release, the current supported releases,
> etc.
> Examples:
> $ debian-distro-info --supported
> lenny
> squeeze
> wheezy
> sid
> $ debian-distro-info --date='2011-01-10' --stable
> lenny
> $ ubuntu-distro-info --devel
> oneiric
> on Debian, distro-info symlinks to debian-distro-info, on Ubuntu to
> ubuntu-distro-info
> Benjamin attempted to get this into Debian (#559761), but was rejected
> by the ftp-masters because of size. They suggested putting it in
> devscripts (#566578). That turned out to be a bad idea, because there
> are people who'd like to use this library without devscripts
> (Launchpad).
> So, any suggestions on a name? Maybe some general consensus from this
> list can help sway the ftp-masters into accepting it.

The problem is not the package name, but the name of the script and

First we need a name describing 'lenny', 'squeeze', 'wheezy', 'lucid',
'natty', 'oneiric'. Is that the release, the distro, the whatever?

PS: Please keep me in CC.

Benjamin Drung
Debian & Ubuntu Developer

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