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Re: Bug#693998: ITP: linux-minidisc -- Free software for accessing NetMD and HiMD MiniDisc devices

On Sun, Nov 25, 2012 at 06:55:25AM +1100, Karl Goetz wrote:
> > > > * Package name       : linux-minidisc
> > > 
> > > Thats a strange name considering it builds and runs on MacOS, Windows,
> > > Linux, FreeBSD and Haiku.
> > 
> > Yes, the name is indeed somewhat confusing in that regard.
> > If you have a better idea, I'd be happy to hear it ;).
> Not necessary better, but perhaps libre-minidisk? 3 letters different and only contains one trademark :)

libre-minidisc sounds actually nice (note, it's minidis_c_, not
minidis_k_ as compared to hard dis_k_), but renaming the project would
involve too much of a hassle. The name is already everywhere, on the
project wiki, the mailing list, the git repository and so on. So, I
think we will refrain from doing that for now.

In the end, it affects the name of the source package only anyway, so
it's not a big deal. Most Windows and MacOS users just search and
download the UI application, QHiMDTransfer and don't care it mentions
Linux on the project homepage.



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