[Mageia-dev] What to do for software having MDV/Mandriva in name
thomas at btspuhler.com
Mon Jan 17 15:11:30 CET 2011
On Monday, January 17, 2011 02:44:06 am Michael scherer wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 17, 2011 at 09:49:24AM +0100, Romain d'Alverny wrote:
> > On Mon, Jan 17, 2011 at 02:07, Olivier Thauvin
> > <nanardon at nanardon.zarb.org> wrote:
> > > I am supposed to be the maintainers of this software, required by base
> > > of the system:
> > >
> > > perl-MDV-Distribconf-4.02-1mdv2010.1.src.rpm
> > > perl-MDV-Packdrakeng-1.13-5mdv2010.1.src.rpm
> > >
> > > Should we remove the 'MDV' part ?
> > Why should we?
> > As I understand it, this is the name of a specific package of Perl
> > stuff; at most, the "MDV" part is only a name tag (it's not a
> > registered trademark, barely a brand either) and it shows some
> > inheritance from MandrakeSoft/Mandriva days, because that's how the
> > software package was named at the start.
> We could also find a recursive acronym :
> MDV -> MDV Distribution Versionning ?
> > As Hoyt points out, it would be more relevant to change the tag
> > if/when/once this code base grows independantly from the original one.
> Well, we can also ( and I think we should ) aim for keeping compatibility,
> and in fact, try to avoid forking too much. We can and should collaborate.
I agree. Both Disti's do not have enough marketing resources and working
together could help that others may do a Mandriva/Mageia package such as
All we find is Fedora, Ubuntu, Suse and of course Debian
> Now, if some software are dropped ( or about to be ) by upstream, yes,
> forking would be a alternative.
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