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

On Sun, Jun 16, 2002 at 06:51:20PM -0700, Evan Prodromou wrote:
> >>>>> "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
> domain.

It is not particularly descriptive, no; it causes a namespace collision
/in the minds of users/, because it appropriates a common term in the
history of Unix for use as a proper name.  There is nothing in the
package name that causes users to associate it with GNUStep.  It would
be advantageous if there was.

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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