[Pkg-xfce-devel] xfce4-terminal

Simon Huggins huggie@earth.li
Wed, 18 May 2005 14:52:58 +0100

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On Wed, May 18, 2005 at 02:17:45PM +0200, Emanuele Rocca wrote:
> * Simon Huggins <huggie@earth.li>, [2005-05-18 11:21 +0100]:
> >  On Wed, May 18, 2005 at 10:11:15AM +0200, Alexander Schmehl wrote:
> >  > I for one wouldn't think an xfce4-terminal would be called
> >  > /usr/bin/Terminal (because I know, many other programms exist).
> >  Right but if you go on IRC then they'll tell you it's called Terminal.
> >  I don't really want to get into "It's called Terminal except on Debian
> >  because they're odd".
> No, we're not odd.=20
> It's called xfce4-terminal in Debian because we've got...

> $ apt-cache search --names-only terminal | wc -l
> 32

> 32 packages with the word 'terminal' in the short description (31 if you
> don't consider xfce4-terminal).

Sure but I'm talking about the binary name.

You go onto #xfce and they'll say "run Terminal" not "run

> >  > But in any case, we are to late, "terminal - a Terminal Emulator
> >  > for GNUstep" already has a /usr/bin/Terminal, that would mean,
> >  > that you couldn't install both, xfce4-terminal and this GNUstep
> >  > terminal, which did the same failure we are going to do.
> >  Well we could always conflict against it.
> But it's wrong, considering that it is perfectly reasonable to run
> both GNUstep and Xfce on the same machine. Isn't it?=20

People use GNUstep?!?! ;)

xfce4-terminal is an extra for xfce4.  It's not part of the core, we
won't make xfce4 depend on it (though we might Suggest it) so I don't
really see the problem.

> >  I think it's a stupid upstream name.  I tried to persuade benny of
> >  this before when he was about but he didn't really listen then and
> >  to some extent I think you have to respect upstream's wishes.
> One could object that they're not very respectful in first instance if
> they don't care about your suggestions.

That's fine though.  They're allowed to not take things on board but
this leaves us this problem.

I think we should conflict and use Terminal (as well as xfce4-terminal
if you like).


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