[aur-requests] [PRQ#10039] Deletion Request for visual-studio-code
alad at mailbox.org
Mon Dec 18 22:10:34 UTC 2017
> Duru Can Celasun <can at dcc.im> hat am 18. Dezember 2017 um 21:33 geschrieben:
> On Mon, 18 Dec 2017, at 21:23, Earnestly via aur-requests wrote:
> > Let's hope the open source package will adopt the appropriate name
> > instead of having to hack around a packager who claimed it instead of
> > properly using a -bin suffix to denote the package type in the first
> > place.
> As I've said here , here  and here  (and Microsoft said here
> ) the open source package is not allowed to use the name Visual
> Studio in any way. Therefore it needs to be renamed to "code",
> "microsoft-code" or something similar. So the open source package is
> named inappropriately, regardless of how I named the original package.
That comment in  by Microsoft is as opaque as it gets. Where do they explicitely disallow the use of "Visual Studio Code" for "non-branded" builds? And if they do, why is their README still using "Visual Studio Code - Open Source"? There's a pull request from 6 months ago to clarify this , but it was not addressed.
> Finally, when a package is binary only (i.e there is no indication an
> open source version does or will exist), not using a -bin suffix is
> perfectly acceptable. See steam  in the offical repositories.
_Every_ package in the official repositories is binary by definition, so you can't apply that logic to the AUR.
>  https://github.com/Microsoft/vscode/issues/60#issuecomment-161792005
>  https://www.archlinux.org/packages/multilib/x86_64/steam
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