[Exherbo-dev] Replacing categories...

Ciaran McCreesh ciaran.mccreesh at googlemail.com
Tue Feb 17 12:26:04 GMT 2009

On Tue, 17 Feb 2009 09:19:45 +0100
Michael Raitza <michael.raitza at inf.tu-dresden.de> wrote:
> just to spend my two cts.. I don't like the idea of accepting the
> restrictions of an on-disc naming scheme as restrictions for a package
> tree.

There're already loads of restrictions. We're just coming up with a set
that works better.

> The disadvantage would be one had to use a search function to find a
> package. (But why is that a disadvantage?)

Because it's really frickin' slow.

> + unique naming opens a new dimension of package management

Unique IDs aren't distributed or decentralised. They're also utterly
pointless. If you're into that sort of thing, try looking into the
Zynot distribution.

Ciaran McCreesh
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