Core Packages in Violation of the Fedora Naming Guidelines
fnasser at redhat.com
Fri Jul 14 00:42:49 UTC 2006
Tom 'spot' Callaway wrote:
> On Wed, 2006-07-12 at 16:58 -0400, Fernando Nasser wrote:
>> And for what? What are the technical advantages that will be obtained
>> with this change? If we knew what effect wants to be obtained we could
>> perhaps think together in a better way to solve it.
> Consistency, cleanliness, and organization.
All subjectibve concepts.
As it should be clear from this thread, several of us consider the
current approach the one thagt provide "Consistency, cleanliness, and
So, as I suspected, no technical reasons.
> If we permit this off the wall naming scheme which violates the Fedora
> Naming Guidelines for the Java packages, we open the door for every
> other possible group to abuse the namespace.
That was not created taking into account the situation and needs of the
Discussions for finding out what is appropriate and necessary
ammendments would have to be made before attempting to apply it.
Using the current one as a "one-size-fits-all" tool for things that
clearly have a special situation is abuse.
> I'm willing to put this in front of the Fedora Packaging Committee for a
> vote, but I fully intend to vote against it.
Before voting, more thought has to be put into it. The middle of a
release was a very bad time for that BTW. And I think multi-distro
practices should be taken into account as well as more respect for te
community that created this system of Java packaging. I see none.
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