[Pkg-xfce-devel] About the new packages (xterminal, xfmedia, mousepad)

Corsac corsac@corsac.net
Sun, 01 May 2005 15:07:29 +0200

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Emanuele Rocca wrote:
> Hi,
> just a few thoughts about the packages recently debianized by Corsac
> (nice work) :).
> Do you think the names are reasonable?
> xfmedia is ok for me, but xterminal and mousepad are not. See the
> various threads about GNUStep applications names on debian-devel to
> understand why we should avoid generic names.
> The WNPP bug for terminal already calls the package xfce-terminal, so
> we've got to rename it in subversion.

Well, Bennedikt Meurer called himself his debian package xterminal, so
I've kept the name.
> And what about xfce-mousepad (or xfmousepad) for mousepad?

I've read on xfce-dev mailing list (i think, or perhaps thunar) that
they didnt want any xfoobar name for their apps.

I'm ok for xfce-terminal because the real name of the soft is Terminal
(with the capital T) and we can't name it Terminal. But I dont
understand why mousepad doesnt fit.

> Corsac, I cannot find the upstream tarball for mousepad, would you mind
> adding it to scripts/goodies-sources.txt?

It's not very easy to find.
The tarball is here:

But the only way to find it is the mailing list archive, and it seems to
be down atm.

I'll add it to the script.


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