[Fedora-packaging] Drafts for next Tuesday

Ralf Corsepius rc040203 at freenet.de
Thu Mar 20 08:20:09 UTC 2008

On Thu, 2008-03-20 at 08:31 +0100, Nicolas Mailhot wrote:
> Le jeudi 20 mars 2008 à 04:52 +0100, Ralf Corsepius a écrit :
> > 2. I do not agree to the "When Upstream Naming is outside ..." section.
> > 
> > This section is unnecessarily/avoidable adding confusion for
> > maintainers. Non-ASCII names have always been banned rsp. technically
> > impossible ever since Linux exists => this is a non-issue.
> That's blatantly false.
I guess I don't have to mention that I whole heartily disagree.

>  They've not been "banned", otherwise the
> document would not be written today,
This document has been written, because you and your écollier-fonts
package submissing are challenging what had been "common sense" to most
experienced users, so far.

>  and they've not been "impossible".
You still seem to refuse to understand the issue.

Installing your package is technically close to impossible to many
users, because they are not able to type/read/display its name

May-be you don't see this problem, because "é" is common in your
culture - To others, it's unreadable, undisplayable "fly dirt" (German
hacker slang for unreadable, undisplayable characters), "Greek" as
Englishmen might be calling it.

> What changed is that the 8-bits encoding that passed through before are
> being replaced by an encoding that lifts all the translating/regional
> incompatibility problems and adds some technical requirements that could
> be taken care of.
I disagree. SuSE and Debian have it right.

Fedora is once more about to make a (IMNSHO) faulty decision.


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