[aur-general] Remove a few packages
enwukaer at gmail.com
Mon Jan 20 09:31:28 EST 2014
>> The gemname is 'rubysdl' http://rubygems.org/gems/rubysdl, the package
>> name should be 'ruby-$gemname'. The question should go to upstream
>> developers - why do they use "ruby" prefix in their gem names if the
>> gems are for ruby only anyway.
> Well, sometimes upstream is wrong, it does not mean we should follow them
The project name is "Ruby/SDL", and gem name is "rubysdl". We should not
say the upstream is wrong - there's no place to be right or wrong here.
It's how they named the library and we should respect this.
There is no "sdl" gem in rubygems.org repo, so anyone can upload a gem
by that name at any time. "ruby-sdl" in AUR should be reserved to "sdl"
gem only, so I agree with anatolik (OP).
But this is just an ideological argument... Practically, anatolik is a
maintainer of ruby-sdl and his gems in AUR follow his own guideline of
ruby-$gemname.  This is also an official guideline.  Although
these guidelines have recently been edited by anatolik, the very first
version of these guidelines  also say the naming convention is
ruby-$gemname. Therefore, anatolik shouldn't be denied the package
rename/merge regardless of anyone finding the package name silly. ;-)
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