"sumo" vs. "all-packages"
ben at 666.com
Sun Dec 5 22:48:42 EST 2004
> 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,
Come on. You're basically arguing "let's be deliberately obscure because
anyone who cares will figure it out anyway".
> 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 don't understand at all.
> I really wish you'd bring these things up for discussion
> before doing them.
It's just 4 symlinks. Takes 5 seconds to get rid of them if we don't want
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