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

Gosha Tugai gosha.tugai at gmail.com
Tue Jul 17 04:21:44 EDT 2012

On 07/16/2012 05:31 PM, Lukáš Jirkovský wrote:

> 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!
> Lukas

In my opinion, plasma-applets-$plasmoidname would fit better if plasma/plasmoids are used outside of KDE.
Otherwise, kdeplasma-applets-$plasmoidname, kde-plasma-applets-$plasmoidname or kde-plasma-$plasmoidname is suitable.

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