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Re: GNOME: names for bindings meta packages wanted

On Fri, Nov 07, 2008 at 07:40:34PM -0500, Greg Troxel wrote:
> Why do you need meta-pkgs?  Aren't they all in meta-pkgs/gnome that
> everyone will just install?

meta-pkgs/gnome is the "GNOME desktop" meta package, the one that the
end users should install.
GNOME also defines "admin", "bindings", "platform", and "devtools"
packages. "platform" contains the most important libraries, "admin" is
for system admininstration, "devtools" for developing mostly C
programs in GNOME, and "bindings" for programming GNOME in other
languages (at least that's how I understand it).

> Seriously, I think we do need fine-grained control over this, and would
> favor gnome-bindings-lang, but I think you are saying that for py it
> should be at the beginning to split python{23,24,25}.


> What's p5?  If that's perl5, it should say perl5, unless the gnome
> people insist on p5.  Seems too much like p4, a proprietary VCS.

All our perl modules are named p5-Some-Thing. It's a pkgsrc thing as
well. The gnomes don't insist on it :)

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