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Re: Updates to Packaging Guidelines

On Mon, 2006-05-22 at 23:48 +0100, Jonathan Underwood wrote:
> On 22/05/06, Tom 'spot' Callaway <tcallawa redhat com> wrote:
> > On Mon, 2006-05-22 at 19:24 +0100, Jonathan Underwood wrote:
> > > Actually, perhaps I am overanalysing.:) I'll go away and try it, and
> > > offer some suggested clarifications for the wiki.
> >
> > Indeed, it is entirely possible that my examples are not good examples.
> > Please feel free to submit corrections or wording that will make the
> > intent simpler.
> >
> May I suggest something like the following:
> Packages of emacs add-on components (code that adds additional
> functionality to emacs compatible editors) have their own naming
> scheme. It is often the case that a component will add functionality
> to several different compatible editors, or "flavours", such as GNU
> Emacs and XEmacs (and possibly development versions of these editors).
> The package name should take into account the upstream name of the
> emacs component.
> Where a component adds functionality to more than one emacs flavour,
> the package name should be of the form emacs-common-$NAME. In this
> case, the main package should contain only files common to all emacs
> flavours, and the code specific to each flavour should be placed in a
> subpackage reflecting the flavour $FLAVOUR-$NAME eg. xemacs-$NAME,
> emacs-$NAME (the latter being the package specific to GNU Emacs). An
> example of this scheme can be found in the package emacs-common-muse.
> Where a component is designed to add functionality to only a single
> flavour of emacs, the main package name should reflect this by being
> called $FLAVOUR-$NAME. An example of this situation can be found in
> the package emacs-auctex, which is built only for the GNU Emacs
> flavour.

Seems good to me, I'm going to use it (with some minor wording changes
to avoid American English vs Queens English flamewars). 


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