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Re: Request for review/sponsor - NEdit

On Fri, 2005-06-03 at 10:22 -0500, Ian Pilcher wrote:
> Paul Howarth wrote:
> The package naming guidelines at
> > http://www.fedoraproject.org/wiki/PackageNamingGuidelines suggest to
> > stick to lower case unless the upstream package uses upper case, which
> > is not the case for either the tarball name or the installed binary?
> Actually, that page says:
>    Keep in mind to respect the wishes of the upstream maintainers. If
>    they refer to their application as "ORBit", you should use "ORBit" as
>    the package name, and not "orbit".
> If you look at http://nedit.org (or http://NEdit.org; hostnames are
> case insensitive), you'll see that the program is consistently referred
> to as "NEdit".  The binary is named "nedit", but the ORBit binaries also
> use lower case names.

Then go ahead and use NEdit. You're the maintainer, ultimately, the
decision is up to you, which is why the Guidelines are vague. My
objection was based on two points:

- the nedit package has existed with the lowercase name in FC and RHL
for some time now.
- my really quick check didn't show any usage of NEdit

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