RFC: [ITP] Installation Profiles packages
Wed Nov 9 10:11:00 GMT 2005
On Wed, November 9, 2005 9:31 am, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> On Nov 8 18:13, Igor Pechtchanski wrote:
>> On Tue, 8 Nov 2005, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>> > On Tue, Nov 08, 2005 at 01:52:20PM -0500, Igor Pechtchanski wrote:
>> > >IMO, these packages should be in a special new category (I propose
>> > >name "@Profiles" to make setup put this at the top, but I don't know
>> > >setup will parse this correctly). I've attached a few sample profile
>> > >packages for commonly requested configurations with the corresponding
>> > >setup.hints. We could probably concentrate them all in one directory
>> > >(thus the '@ ...' lines at the top of the hint files). All the
>> > >files are the same empty tarball -- it's the setup.hints that are
>> > >important.
>> > >
>> > >Comments and other suggestions welcome. Note that the attached
>> > >are an initial cut at defining those profiles -- I'm bound to have
>> > >something. Also, I'm not proposing to maintain *all* of the
>> > >though I could maintain the ones I've attached, as there isn't too
>> > >work involved.
>> > Assuming that Corinna agrees, I'm willing to put these in a directory
>> > release.
> I like the idea.
>> > I'd like to get some consensus on the name "Profiles", though. Is
>> > adequately intuitive?
>> That's one of the things I wanted suggestions on.
> The main problem is to get the user to notice that this is something
> special. I had a long hard look into the chooser window and it's
> not only that this meta category should come first, it should also
> be an eye catcher by its own, IMHO.
> Therefore I'd like to propose an all uppercase name for this category.
+1 on the caps...
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