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Re: Package naming guidelines questions



On Tue, 2008-02-12 at 16:52 -0700, Jerry James wrote:
> Second, is the use of the word "compat" in the name, as in
> "compat-libstdc++-33", considered mandatory, desirable, undesirable,
> something else?  So, running with the previous example, should we
> rename "asm2" to "compat-asm2" and make the upcoming "asm3" package be
> named "asm"?  I remember some discussion of "compat" on this list, but
> I don't see anything about it in the current guidelines.

compat-* packages are for the sole purpose of providing libraries
required by third-party applications. No Fedora packages should ever be
built against them, and no application packages should use the compat-
namespace.

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