Subject: Re: java category
To: Alistair Crooks <>
From: Lubomir Sedlacik <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 08/11/2003 11:34:01
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On Mon, Aug 11, 2003 at 10:40:31AM +0200, Alistair Crooks wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 11, 2003 at 09:04:58AM +0930, wrote:
> >=20
> > Whilst we are at this subject, I again propose to add categories
> > 'gis' and 'video' or 'multimedia'. There are many packages being
> > placed into to categories such as, misc, graphics and sysutils etc.,
> > only because an appropriate category isn't available.
> In pkgsrc, the policy is that we get the packages first, then create
> the category, not the other way around.  So if you could give figures
> for all these packages, it would help.  "multimedia" I could believe
> would be a good category to have, "video" too, but "gis" I'm a bit
> doubtful about, since I can't remember that many geographical packages
> in pkgsrc, but maybe my recollections are out of date.

i am all for "multimedia" category (which i proposed few times already
but didn't have enough time to select/move all the packages).  we should
first identify all the packages which are to be moved from graphics,
audio, misc, x11 and probably more first and decide how do we proceed.
the amount of packages will be quite huge, do we want to lose all the
history?  would it be too complicated to move the packages manually on
the fs?


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