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From: Thomas Beierlein <tomjbe@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] rfc: amateur radio applications should not be in media-radio
Date: Thu, 15 Jul 2010 09:16:35
Message-Id: 20100715111605.39b2984b@test
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] rfc: amateur radio applications should not be in media-radio by William Hubbs
On Wed, 14 Jul 2010 14:16:54 -0500
William Hubbs <williamh@g.o> wrote:

> On Wed, Jul 14, 2010 at 08:48:25PM +0200, Thomas Beierlein wrote: > > On Wed, 14 Jul 2010 12:27:47 -0500 > > William Hubbs <williamh@g.o> wrote: > > > > > All, > > > > > > I have recently noticed that our amateur radio applications are > > > in the category media-radio. > > > > > > Amateur Radio is not considered part of the media, so I would > > > like to propose renaming this category to app-hamradio, or > > > possibly moving the amateur radio applications to app-hamradio if > > > there are things in media-radio which are not amateur radio > > > related. > > > > > I like the idea very much. But I am an radio amateur and therefore > > I am a little bit biased :). I was always confused to find them in > > media-radio. If we do the move please count on me. > > I am an amateur radio operator as well, and that is why putting the > ham radio apps in"media-radio" bothers me. Ham radio is not part of > the media. > > But to be honest there are some amateur (ham) radio related > > packages in other categories too (e.g. app-misc/aldo - a cw morse > > trainer, app-text/7plus - a packet radio text encoder, ..). So > > maybe a general cleanup would be good. > > > > A quick count in media-radio gives 12 packages for amateur radio > > and 2 others (the second one coming in just today). In sunrise > > there are 11 amateur radio related packages and 0 others. That > > means a move to app-hamradio would leave media-radio nearly empty. > > I would say that if the sunrise packages eventually get moved into > portage, they should go in app-hamradio instead of media-radio, then > maybe we could move the other ham radio packages over there, but then > what would be the best choice for whatever is left in media-radio? >
I wonder if there is a formal approach to add new categories to the tree or rename existing ones? Thomas

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