[openstack-dev] Fwd: Fwd: Debian people don't like bash8 as a project name (Bug#748383: ITP: bash8 -- bash script style guide checker)

Thomas Goirand zigo at debian.org
Thu Jun 12 22:17:50 UTC 2014

On 06/12/2014 02:01 AM, Sean Dague wrote:
> I'd hate to think what these guys think of firefox, grub, thunderbird,
> pidgin, zope, git, mercurial, etc, etc.

I don't see what point you're trying to make here. Firefox & Thunderbird
were renamed because of trademark issues with the Mozilla foundation,
and Debian (and the maintainers of these packages) still don't like
renaming these packages. For Git, for a while, the package name was
already taken by something else. As for Pidgin, Zope & Mercurial, I'm
not aware of any issues we had...

All this being said, I don't care so much myself. Yet this is a nuisance
for me because I may have to deal with such bad naming. Either I ignore
recommendations from other DDs, and it makes me feel bad in front of all
the Debian project, or I get to deal with all sorts of renaming issues.
So it'd be nice if upstream cared...

Also, it's truth bash8 is a very poor name, which can be very confusing
for our users. Something like bash-tidy or bashtidy would have been much
better (even with an 8 at the end...).

Thomas Goirand (zigo)

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