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Re: Bug#150181: ITP: terminal -- Terminal Emulator for GNUstep

On Sun, Jun 16, 2002 at 11:58:46AM -0700, Evan Prodromou wrote:
> Current usage for GNUstep applications in Debian seems to be to use a
> lowercased version of the name and to remove the ".app" if any. For
> example,
>            GWorkspace.app      -> gworkspace
>            Preferences.app     -> preferences
>            Affiche.app         -> affiche
>            GNUmail.app         -> gnumail
>            GSDict.app          -> gsdict

Hm. This seems a shame.

> I'm not crazy about calling the package "terminal", which is sort of
> generic, but then again "preferences" is pretty generic, too. 

I objected to "preferences" too at the time, so at least I'm consistent.
:) The maintainer agreed with me and said he'd change it, but hasn't yet
done so.

> There are no current packages or virtual packages named "terminal," so
> there's not a namespace clash.

Perhaps I should have said "potential future namespace clash". Certainly
it seems to encourage people to install the "terminal" package in the
belief that it's generic, unless they read the package description

Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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