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Re: packaging a package with a duplicate name ?



Le samedi 05 juillet 2008 à 14:33 +0100, David Woodhouse a écrit :
> On Sat, 2008-07-05 at 08:46 -0400, Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams wrote:
> > On Sat, 2008-07-05 at 11:16 +0100, Caolan McNamara wrote:
> > > I'm packaging jfreereport and one of the dependencies is a java package
> > > called "libxml",
> > > i.e. http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=51669
> > > "LibXML is a namespace aware SAX-Parser" and is no relation to the c
> > > libxml/libxml2. What's an acceptable name for the package given that
> > > "libxml" is taken, libxml-java ? libxml-jfreereport ?
> > 
> > That's unfortunate that they decided to stomp on someone else's name.
> 
> It's unfortunate that Java folks feel they have to reimplement the
> world, regardless of the nomenclature they use.

You mean, unlike the perl or lisp guys?

There is a lot of bad things to be said about Java but this particular
failure is not Java-specific.

-- 
Nicolas Mailhot

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