[aur-general] Naming: qtscrob vs. qtscrobbler

Simon Legner simon.legner at gmail.com
Tue Sep 14 15:51:59 EDT 2010

Hi all,
I'd like to hear your opinion on the naming of the AUR packages [1] of the  
QTScrobbler application [2].

The oldest package is "qtscrob" referring to the URL of the sourceforge  
page and the source code archive name. Although the name of the  
application stated on the homepage is "QTScrobbler".

When I wanted to install the application in March 2010, I searched for  
"qtscrobbler" on AUR and obviously didn't find the package "qtscrob".  
Therefore I packaged myself and submitted the packages "qtscrobbler" and  
"qtscrobbler-cli". When I noticed the duplication I wrote a removal  
request to the mailing list [3], which was forgotten after a short  
discussion. (I submitted "qtscrob-cli" as a copy of "qtscrobbler-cli" for  
conformance having the removal of qtscrobbler* in mind.)

The current situation is of course dissatisfying. I'd like to know whether  
the application name should be preferred over the short name. I don't mind  
about the maintainership of the packages.

Simon (simon04)

[1] http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?O=0&K=qtscrob&do_Search=Go
[2] http://qtscrob.sourceforge.net/
[3] http://www.mail-archive.com/aur-general@archlinux.org/msg07211.html

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