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On Wed, 14 Jul 2010 14:16:54 -0500
William Hubbs <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 <email@example.com> 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?