[Exherbo-dev] Naming of repositories (::x11)

Bo Ørsted Andresen zlin at exherbo.org
Fri Sep 14 13:46:57 UTC 2012

On Thu, 13 Sep 2012 00:52:06 +0000
Arne Janbu <devel at arnej.de> wrote:
> Given that packages like wayland are emerging and we now have it in 
> ::desktop, we need some discussion about repository naming.
> We had a discussion in #exherbo about the right place for wayland and 
> found out, it wouldn't fit in ::x11 because it has nothing todo with
> x11 itself. Mesa also is in ::x11, which doesn't make sense anymore.
> My proposal for this:
> ::x11 is only for x11 itself and it's pakages
> ::desktop needs to be thought about
> <name here> would fit for packages like wayland, mesa, glu, etc.
> Where <name here> could be ::desktop, ::gui or something like that.
> I know that this change will affect a lot of packages and needs some 
> work, but if we want to have a consistent naming schema, we should
> have to do this renaming and moving. That's why I ask about it here
> and I'd like to see your proposals.

Repository renames are really messy so I'd much prefer to just avoid
them and stick with what we have.

Bo Andresen

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