[aur-general] KDE Package Guidelines (aka AUR plasmoids mess)

Lukáš Jirkovský l.jirkovsky at gmail.com
Mon Jul 16 04:01:33 EDT 2012

On 15 July 2012 11:01, Andrea Scarpino <andrea at archlinux.org> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I just received a mail where the user ask me to rename a plasmoid package in
> AUR.
> He suggests to rename it as kdeplasma-addons-applets-$plasmoidname, but this
> is obviously wrong as kdeplasma-addons is the name of the *official* KDE
> package.
> If we would rename all our packages in that way, will be really difficult, for
> both users and maintainer, to understand if we are talking about an official kde
> plasmoid or not.
> So, I thought about two naming conventions:
> * kdeplasma-applets-$plasmoidname
> * plasma-applets-$plasmoidname
> Sincerely, I prefer the first one as all kde packages start with the kde prefix.
> I also wrote a simple KDE package guidelines page[1] taking this opportunity.
> Any suggestion is much appreciated.
> The absence of this naming convention created many duplicates on AUR, so let's
> start the AUR plasmoid cleanup!
> Thanks!
> [1] https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/KDE_Package_Guidelines
> --
> Andrea

I like the first one (kdeplasma-applets-$plasmoidname). Good luck with
the plasmoid cleanup!


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