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

Marc-Antoine Perennou Marc-Antoine at Perennou.com
Fri Sep 14 14:13:32 UTC 2012

On 14 September 2012 15:46, Bo Ørsted Andresen <zlin at exherbo.org> wrote:
> 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.
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> Bo Andresen
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I think the idea there is not to rename the ::x11 repository, but
rather to create a new one such as ::gui, ::graphical, or something
like that, and move non-stricly-x11 stuff from ::x11 to there

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