Core Packages in Violation of the Fedora Naming Guidelines

Fernando Nasser fnasser at
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 
Java stack.

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.

More information about the Fedora-maintainers mailing list