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From: Donnie Berkholz <spyderous@g.o>
To: gentoo-science@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-science] Re: New category proposal - sci-vis
Date: Mon, 28 Nov 2005 00:12:41
Message-Id: 438A4B52.8010106@gentoo.org
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-science] Re: New category proposal - sci-vis by "Marcus D. Hanwell"
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Marcus D. Hanwell wrote:
| Yeah - I have to admit I favour the shorter category names personally.
If we
| are going to use a long one then I think it should be
sci-visualisation (or I
| guess the American spelling sci-visualization) to keep it more
general. There
| any quite a few apps that deal with visualisation such as gwyddion and
some
| of the molecule rendering packages. It was intended mainly for the
plotting
| packages that are mostly in media-gfx right now.
|
| I wasn't so sure on the long versus short, but if that is a policy we
have as
| a herd I will stick to it.

It stands for much of the tree outside sci as well (app-mobilephone,
app-emulation, app-accessibility, games-simulation et al.). After much
discussion in the past, probably on -dev, it's just as easy for somebody
to tab-complete one or the other. But one name makes instant sense to
anyone looking at it, and the other requires some thought to figure out.

Thanks,
Donnie
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