[libvirt] [libvirt-jenkins-ci PATCH v2 2/6] guests: Introduce lcitool

Andrea Bolognani abologna at redhat.com
Thu Oct 19 13:53:48 UTC 2017

On Thu, 2017-10-19 at 14:53 +0200, Pavel Hrdina wrote:
> > So if your only argument against it is that you don't like it very
> > much, my reply is that I do like it quite a bit and, well, I get to
> > name the programs I write :)
> Well, yes and no :) you can name the program but you also need to have
> an ACK from community to accept that name.  "licito" is just a cool name
> that doesn't tell you anything from the first glance what it is.  On the
> other hand lcitool tells you that it's some kind of tool and that the
> "lci" part specifies what kind of tool it is.  It's not only that I
> don't personally like it but it also looks like some randomly chosen
> name even though there is some pattern behind it.
> I vote for lcitool instead of licito.

I don't feel like any of your arguments have much weight, since
for most applications the name only has a very vague correlation
with the functionality or intended purpose, if that: see mutt,
dnf, evince, firefox, ansible and so, so many more examples.

That said, point taken about the need for the community to stand
behind a name before it can be adopted.

Most importantly, I feel like we could both spend our time in a
more productive way than argue about this, so let's just stick
with the existing name unless someone comes up with a different
one that manages to make everyone happy.

Andrea Bolognani / Red Hat / Virtualization

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