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

On 15/08/10 at 11:28 -0700, Steve Langasek wrote:
> 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.

FWIW, I also object. The jabberd2/jabberd14 is a big mess, let's avoid
repeating the same mistake with APT.


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