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Re: Bug#592877: ITP: apt2 -- Advanced Package Tool 2

On Fri, Aug 13, 2010 at 09:31:31PM +0200, Julian Andres Klode wrote:
> Let's keep the APT2 name instead of the UPS name. The UPS name is a good
> joke, but it's not good for a real program name, because:

>       * UPS = Uninterruptible Power Supply
>       * UPS = United Parcel Service
>       * Ups = a debugger
>       * It's a too common name

> I think that all in all, apt2 is a known name already, it can be found
> easily, it can not be confused with other things.

Is apt2 using the same resolver as apt, and are changes to that resolver
coordinated with the existing apt implementation?

Does apt2 implement support for multiarch?

> Well, you're the only one to complain about the naming.

I also object to giving this package a name that implies it's the successor
implementation to the current apt when, today, it is not.  Some of your
comments suggest that the code isn't even written yet.  I don't know why you
would submit an ITP if there's nothing yet to be packaged.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
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