[Pkg-xfce-devel] xfce4-terminal

Simon Huggins huggie@earth.li
Wed, 18 May 2005 22:21:20 +0100

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On Wed, May 18, 2005 at 08:49:54PM +0200, Emanuele Rocca wrote:
> * Simon Huggins <huggie@earth.li>, [2005-05-18 16:04 +0100]:
> >  If we want it to be usr/bin/Terminal then:
> >  	- either we conflict
> Other people can easily add Conflicts or whatever they want to their
> debs; we cannot, because we are providing *official* packages for
> Debian. And I don't think it is acceptable to force our users to keep
> *only* the GNUStep Terminal or the Xfce one when there are *no
> technical reasons* leading to mutual exclusion (also if I don't want
> to believe that there is someone actually using GNUStep). ;)

Yeah I think you and Alex might be right.

> >  	- or we use dpkg-divert which is a bit evil and hard to ensure
> >  	  you do correctly in all upgrade/downgrade/removal cases.
> >  	  Also I believe this means you need cooperation from the
> >  	  terminal package.
> I don't like this solution too.


> >  I would prefer Terminal.
> I would prefer xfce4-terminal. :P

I think I'm coming around to xfce4-terminal.

> Keep always in mind that one of our duties is the integration of
> upstream software in Debian, which is quite a complex environment.  We
> must do our best to coninvce upstream authors to choose reasonable
> names and to avoid ambiguity.

Hey, I tried for a bit but yeah it's hard.

> P.S.  Please always try to be as peaceful as possible; however, as a
> non-native english speaker I perfectly understand that is not always
> easy to be clear. Is this sentence clear? :)

Yes, that's clear ;)

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