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Re: Bug#854951: ITP: recipes -- Recipe application for GNOME




On Sun, 12 Feb 2017 at 09:44:53 -0500, Jeremy Bicha wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 12, 2017 at 9:22 AM, Simon McVittie <smcv@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > I think this is too generic. The upstream name is Recipes, and that name is
> > fine within the context of GNOME
> 
> Thanks. I requested that the developer change the name to gnome-recipes.

That isn't actually what I said. As an upstream name, in context,
Recipes is fine. In an OS distribution that isn't particularly GNOME-centric,
it isn't. Mapping between the two is part of the OS distributor job.

Analogous: we call GNU Make "make" because we're a GNU/Linux
distribution[1], so the assumption should be that things with a GNU
version are the GNU version unless otherwise stated. The BSDs call it
"gmake", short for GNU Make, because they are not primarily GNU
distributions.

Similarly, I wouldn't be surprised if a more GNOME-centric OS distribution
like Fedora was happy to release recipes-*.rpm, but in Debian it should
be gnome-recipes_*.{dsc,deb}.

If upstream don't want to rename it, combining a renamed source
and binary package with ./configure --program-prefix=gnome-
and some trivial patches to desktop files and D-Bus and/or systemd
services should be reasonably straightforward.

    S

[1] or a GNU/{Linux,kFreeBSD,Hurd} distribution if you count
    non-release ports