Re: Using Gnome Vendor
- From: Sander Vesik <Sander Vesik Sun COM>
- To: Mike Newman <mike greatnorthern demon co uk>
- Cc: foundation-list gnome org, desktop-devel-list gnome org, rms gnu org, aes gnome org
- Subject: Re: Using Gnome Vendor
- Date: Fri, 4 Apr 2003 17:33:33 +0100 (BST)
On 4 Apr 2003, Mike Newman wrote:
> On Fri, 2003-04-04 at 08:07, Jeff Waugh wrote:
> > > The fact that the tag is not visible to the user makes the issue
> > less > important, but we have seen it still can cause confusion.
> > Renaming it to > "distributor" can't hurt. This XML file is already
> > out there in the wild, with software (including non-"GNOME official"
> > software) already relying on it. Changing a non user visible,
> > machine-readable XML file schema will not provide a strong enough
> > benefit to offset the pain involved. Then again, and I hate to say
> > it... "patches are accepted". - Jeff
> Filed a bug, attached a patch:
> to make gnome-about understand either 'vendor' or 'distributor'.
If people have problems with existing conventions, they should write a GEP
to chnage it, and not merely complain about it on mailing lists.
Humans love to categorize and organize things. We break up time into
hours, days and years. Everything has to have a name, a history, an
understanding of it's origins and must be indexed somewhere on Google.
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