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Re: ITP: cddb.bundle -- CDDB Bundle for GNUstep

* Jeff Teunissen [Thu, 07 Oct 2004 03:52:37 -0400]:

> What DOES bug me is mindlessly adding
> "gnustep-" to the names of all packages that use it, because most of the
> developers of those packages have dick to do with some mythical GNUstep
> desktop, which itself does not exist.

  but note that adding "gnustep-" or "gstep-" as prefix to "these"
  packages is/was (from what I've seen so far):

    (a) the preferred solution by a high majority of DD, as to what
        benefits most to  archive namespace clutter.


    (b) what can be regarded as most useful for our users (I, at lest,
        think it is, and some other people will as well, I hope).

> In addition to Debian and QuakeForge, I'm involved in a project to create a
> user environment that happens to use the GNUstep libraries. That project is
> called Backbone, and most of what we have done so far is included in Debian
> (the packages preferences.app, terminal.app, and textedit.app).

> We're not GNUstep. One of us is also a member of the GNUstep project, but
> that's not particularly relevant.

  but there must be a close relationship to GNUstep when you have:

    preferences - GNUstep Preferences application
    terminal - Terminal Emulator for GNUstep
    textedit.app - Basic text editor for GNUstep

> Why should packages that are part of the Backbone "desktop" (I use quotes
> because putting a desktop on the root menu makes no sense from our
> perspective), or packages that are simply useful (or not) programs that use
> the GNUstep libraries, be advertised as being "GNUstep programs"? That's
> silly.

  see above. I'd rather see:

    gstep-preferences - GNUstep Preferences application from the Backbone project
    gstep-terminal - Terminal Emulator for GNUstep from the Backbone project
    gstep-textedit - Basic text editor for GNUstep from the Backbone project

  what I fail to see is the reluctance to put gstep- in the name *of*
  *the* *Debian* *package* when (a) "GNUstep" is already there in the
  short description *and* (b) is what most other members of the project
  has been asking for.

  [btw, the mail I'm replying to is the *first* (that I can find)
  containing the "Backbone" word. if this had been mentioned earlier,
  I'm sure it would had made people happier packages with names like
  backbone-$whatever or $whatever-backbone that the current $foo.app.]

enlightenment appreciated,

Adeodato Simó
    EM: asp16 [ykwim] alu.ua.es | PK: DA6AE621
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