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Re: Binaries with the same name

(please do _not_ CC me :)

Il giorno Sun, 10 Feb 2008 13:17:30 +0100
Frank Lichtenheld <djpig@debian.org> ha scritto:

> On Sun, Feb 10, 2008 at 12:51:46PM +0100, David Paleino wrote:
> > Ok, then. Is translate-bin a right choice? Or is that too generic?
> Since -bin in itself is generic, too (after all, it could probably be
> appended to all programs), the result is as generic as the both parts ;)

I suspected that :)

(it was just for uniformity -- *buntu users have that program named

> Making a name less generic requires either qualifying it with some kind
> of detail (e.g. gnome-, k, g, qt for the desktop environments and
> toolkits) or better yet choose a name that has nothing to do with its
> use (e.g. iceweasel).

Well, this tool is used from CLI, thus has nothing to do with GNOME, KDE, Xfce,
*. I might think of another name, but... isn't this upstream's job? :)

> If you want to keep the name close to the library name, you could
> probably choose something like libtranslate-bin, although I personaly
> find that ugly.

Me too, that's awful.

I'll contact upstream, let's see what he thinks.


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