On Sat, Feb 11, 2012 at 2:27 PM, Michał Górny <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Sat, 11 Feb 2012 14:00:38 +0100
> Fabio Erculiani <email@example.com> wrote:
>> I think this is not the first time it's been discussed here, but maybe
>> I'm wrong.
>> Other distros associate a more user-friendly package name (application
>> name) to packages.
>> Say, they bind libreoffice-writer to "LibreOffice Writer" in package
>> How about expanding metadata.xml (adding to its .dtd) to also support
>> this? It would be nice to show this info in GUI package managers
>> instead of the actual, and ugly (for the newbies), CP or CPV.
>> It would be just a small addition that would make a big diff.
> I think we already expand the name in DESCRIPTION whenever it is
DESCRIPTION != Application Name
Description is way too long, and sometimes, it even overflows 80 chars
limit (I recall there was a suggested limit for it, and it is 80 chars
-- that's why we have long-description in metadata.xml).
> Could you please mention some Gentoo examples which would benefit from
> the proposed change?
As I wrote, GUI Package Managers or Web frontends to Portage (package browsers).
Example image, taken from Ubuntu SC, showing application names:
> Best regards,
> Michał Górny