"sumo" vs. "all-packages"
Stephen J. Turnbull
stephen at xemacs.org
Sun Dec 5 21:21:56 EST 2004
>>>>> "Ben" == Ben Wing <ben at 666.com> writes:
Ben> "sumo" is a cute name for the collection of all packages, but
Ben> I'm afraid it will be overly confusing for people not
Ben> familiar with it.
So are VTR remote controls. People need to read the docs anyway, I
don't see the name confusing anybody who isn't an accident waiting to
happen (through no fault of their own, admittedly).
Ben> I've created symlinks in FTP/packages with names
Ben> `xemacs-all-packages.gz/bz2' and
Ben> `xemacs-mule-all-packages.gz/bz2' and I wonder whether we
Ben> shouldn't change the docs to refer to them.
You're aware that Michael removed the code that looks for
"xemacs-packages as a sibling of the source root while you were away?
This is going to be an attractive nuisance, as people grab the
packages, unpack them in a random place (eg, next to the source they
just unpacked) and wonder why XEmacs doesn't find them.
I really wish you'd bring these things up for discussion before doing
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