RFC: Naming guidelines for packages extending GIMP

Bruno Postle bruno at postle.net
Wed Sep 5 21:15:19 UTC 2007

On Wed 05-Sep-2007 at 11:28 +0200, Nils Philippsen wrote:
> during the review of the resynthesizer plugin for GIMP
> [ https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=250210 ], I asked the
> package to be named "gimp-plugin-resynthesizer" rather than
> "gimp-resynthesizer". Ewan brought up the point that there isn't really
> a naming guideline for it, therefore I'd like to propose one:
> For packages specific to GIMP (i.e. not just extensions of a separate
> application like xsane, ufraw):
> Plugins and scripts(*): "gimp-plugin-<name>"
> Patterns: "gimp-pattern-<name>"
> Brushes: "gimp-brush-<name>"
> Themes: "gimp-theme-<name>"
This makes sense, but how many patterns, brushes and themes are 
there likely to be?  I agree that plugins and scripts are all just 
'plugins' to the end-user and shouldn't be differentiated.

The fact that this is the first gimp plugin in fedora reminds me 
that fedora is very weak in this direction - Perhaps an 'imaging 
SIG' is needed?


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