> id have to disagree, the upstream name of the package should be used for > the debian package name ("ticker" in this, not "gnome-ticker"), and the > short description should include that it is a stock ticking program. That's unrealistic for several reasons: a) Upstreams don't always choose good names. The previous poster spelt out the conditions where "gnome-ticker" would be a good name; that is, if it supports a common generic ticker feed format. This application does not. I agree with those conditions. You don't get to name your software whatever you want and expect distributors to keep to it - an extreme example would be somebody distributing an image viewer named "jpegview" that didn't support the JPEG format. b) Our users care about what toolkits applications are written in; having an easily-identifiable nomenclature for that (gnome-*, for instance) makes their lives easier. c) There is already a "ticker" in the archive - did you even *check*? Perhaps you should explain _why_ you believe the upstream name should be used unconditionally.
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