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Re: Beagle

On Sat, 2007-01-20 at 10:38 +0530, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> Ric Moore wrote:
> > 
> > I thought tracker was an editor/composer, not just a player as mikmod
> > is/was/whatever. They both have been around since RH4. So, now tracker
> > is a database ?? Hard up for names? It's confusing. Someone better tell
> > Google. Nor should one exclude the other, as they serve different
> > purposes. One composes scores and plays back scores, the other (mikmod)
> > only plays them. 
> Mikmod has obsoleted the old tracker for a *long time*. If you like the 
> old tracker, feel free to package it up and maintain in Fedora. It 
> probably takes less time to maintain it as compared to writing these 
> long mails.

Not for me. :) As I said, they are not the same application at all. So
how could mikmod obsolete tracker? They are two different animals
although they are cousins.  

> > Why not name the new database "pine" since that would make as much sense
> > or even more since Pine isn't in the FC scheme of things. 
> Pine might not currently be in the formal Fedora repository but folks do 
> use it. So your argument makes no sense to me. 

Yours makes no sense to me either, but that seems to be the way of it. 

> Also tracker is not a 
> database. It uses one though. Read the links in more detail.

"It consists of a common object database that allows entities to have an
almost infinite number of properties, metadata (both embedded/harvested
as well as user definable), a comprehensive database of keywords/tags
and links to other entities.

It is not a database?

>   Lots! Tracker is one helluva app and doesn't need
> > anything huge to run on. <sigh> my two cents, Ric
> Lots of different packages get to have the same name. We deal with that 
> constantly in Fedora repositories. So learn to live with it.

Lots? Name two. Constantly? I seriously doubt it. Learn to live with it?
I don't buy that. <smiles> Ric

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