Subject: Re: Some package moves and new categories
To: None <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 03/27/2005 14:18:12
On Sun, 27 Mar 2005, Geert Hendrickx wrote:

> I also propose to split up the categories net/ and www/ into something
> like "clients", "servers" and "protocol-related" categories.
> IMO, things like "firefox", "apache" and "tidy" don't belong to the same
> category at all.

"tidy" probably belongs in "textproc", not "www".  :)

"firefox" and "apache" seem perfectly reasonable to go in www/ together,
though, because they are very tightly bound to the concept of the WWW.

As to splitting up "net", perhaps what we really should be doing is sorting
them more aptly.  "clients" and "servers" are not a very good division line,
because you still have all that clutter; rather, pkgsrc takes a more
"functionality" approach when naming categories, so perhaps we need other
categories more reflective of the programs' purposes.

-- Todd Vierling <> <>