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

>>>>> "OA" == Osamu Aoki <debian@aokiconsulting.com> writes:

    OA> How GNUstep people decide on the name is their problem.  But
    OA> whether they can corrupt name space or not is everyone's
    OA> problem.  I think :)

I fail to see how this package "corrupts" the namespace.

"terminal" is a legal Debian package name. It does not contain a
vertical tab or Amharic character that would thrash build or install
systems. It does not clash with any other package or virtual
package. It is descriptive and reflects the upstream name. It is in
line with existing naming practice for other applications in the same

The name is not deceptive ("kernel") nor coercive ("installmenow").
The sole problem it seems to have is that it sounds more important
than it actually is.  Thankfully, we already have a fairly
sophisticated mechanism for categorizing package importance, and this
package complies with that mechanism. Hooray for our team.

    OA> (I am reading Policy as a part of due diligence for NM path.
    OA> Section 2.3.1 can be more clear on this issue.)

It does not, in fact, address the issue. Maybe you should infer from
this that Debian developers are expected to use their own judgement,
common sense, and existing practice in many things, including package


Evan Prodromou

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