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On Sunday 27 November 2005 22:11, George Shapovalov wrote:
> Hi Marcus.
> Thanks for picking this up!
> I did not realise we did not have kpl, gun/labplot and others under some
> sci category yet, so I think this would be nice to do indeed.
> Just one suggestion:
> all the sci-* categories are in fact full words and not shorthands, so it
> would make sense to make this a full word too. Something like
> sci-visualization or sci-plot.
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.
> Oh, another one. When you submit the proposal to -dev it will be nice to
> include an estimate of how many other plotting/graphing packages we have
> lined up in bugzilla. Not that it makes it any stronger with the list of 16
> already in portage :), but still is nice to have..
There are quite a few possibles - I was going to look at drawing up a list of
some of them. I am sure I won't catch them all though.
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