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Re: Naming guidelines question



On Fri, 2006-05-26 at 10:25 -0500, Tom 'spot' Callaway wrote:
> On Fri, 2006-05-26 at 20:49 +0530, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> > On Fri, 2006-05-26 at 10:13 -0500, Rex Dieter wrote:
> > > Hans de Goede wrote:
> > > 
> > > > http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging/NamingGuidelines says that
> > > > %{name} should use upstreams advertised name and/or tarbal name. But it
> > > > says nothing about capitalization. I thought that the rule was to always
> > > > use all lowercase even if upstream does things differently unless there
> > > > are arguments in favor of sticking to upstreams capitalization?
> > > 
> > > I don't think the NamingGuidelines cover capitalization, but I don't think
> > > it unreasonable to lowercase everything.  
> > 
> > It would be good to enforce lowercase in the guidelines I think.
> 
> Packager's discretion. If upstream always uses a case sensitive name
> (ORBit), then it makes sense to uphold that. I'm not going to force
> anyone to go all lowercase, but if the packager wants to do it, then
> they can.

>From the user's perspective having to remember names is hard enough.
Having to remember the case is just not worth it in my opinion. Moreover
if package FOo is a completely different one from foo, we are adding up
to even more confusion for end users. 

Rahul


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