On Wed, Jul 14, 2010 at 08:48:25PM +0200, Thomas Beierlein wrote:
> On Wed, 14 Jul 2010 12:27:47 -0500
> William Hubbs <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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?