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

Emanuele Rocca ema@debian.org
Sun, 1 May 2005 21:14:56 +0200

Hello Corsac,

* Corsac <corsac@corsac.net>, [2005-05-01 15:07 +0200]:
>  Emanuele Rocca wrote:
>  > 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.

Note that we can call the Debian package as we prefer, without forcing
the upstream authors to change anything.
It's however true that we should ask them if they agree with our
decision; I would mind if someone changes the name of my beloved 
software in something I don't like.

>  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.

See [1], for example.
You can find a lot of other similar threads (flames) browsing the  
mailing list archives. [2] [3]

What others think about this?

We can always try to submit the ITP, CCing debian-devel, and waiting for
flames. If we don't get flamed, it's ok. :)

>  > 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:
>  http://erikharrison.net/software/mousepad-0.2.2.tar.gz
>  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.

Thank you very much.


[1] http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2004/03/msg01442.html
[2] http://groups-beta.google.com/group/linux.debian.devel
[3] http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/