RFC: [ITP] Installation Profiles packages
Wed Nov 9 14:35:00 GMT 2005
On Wed, 9 Nov 2005, 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 the
> > > >name "@Profiles" to make setup put this at the top, but I don't know if
> > > >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 .tar.bz2
> > > >files are the same empty tarball -- it's the setup.hints that are
> > > >important.
> > > >
> > > >Comments and other suggestions welcome. Note that the attached packages
> > > >are an initial cut at defining those profiles -- I'm bound to have missed
> > > >something. Also, I'm not proposing to maintain *all* of the profiles,
> > > >though I could maintain the ones I've attached, as there isn't too much
> > > >work involved.
> > >
> > > Assuming that Corinna agrees, I'm willing to put these in a directory in
> > > release.
> I like the idea.
> > > I'd like to get some consensus on the name "Profiles", though. Is that
> > > 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.
We'll need to put a space or an '@' at the beginning to ensure sort order,
but otherwise I like the ALL-CAPS idea (in fact, the packages also ought
to be ALL-CAPS, maybe with dashes in the category and the underscores in
packages, or vice versa).
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