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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.

Well, that's the worst of both worlds: you can never know what a package
is called because it might be CaSeSenSiTive or not. ORBit is a very good
example - I have to do "grep -i orbit" for it *every single time* I have
to look it up because I can never remember the exact case. If everything
was forced to lowercase you wouldn't have to remember or try and guess.
It seems to work fine for Debian but <shrug>

	- Panu -


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