Re: vpn and stuff

On Sat, 2015-09-12 at 19:56 +0200, Xen wrote:
Seriously I would suggest to get rid of the CamelCase name. It breaks 
compatibility or congruency with a lot of other things and as a user you 
are constantly wondering what the name is going to be. NetworkManager? 
networkmanager? network-manager? It changes from situation to situation. 
There is no reason for NetworkManager to be capitalized (least of all 
the binary) because this is no user-friendly system where NM sits inside 
some sort of pretty application catalogue. Linux packages are always 
lowercased. Most Linux directories are lowercased (and they should be). 
You have to follow convention. This only creates problems. This is not 
Microsoft Windows where each program sits in C:\Programs or C:\Program 
Files and where filenames are CASE INSENSITIVE. Even the KDE convention 
to name the "Documents" and "Pictures" folders with upper cases creates 
issue because of the case sensitivity, which means that "cd documents" 
won't work. If you want this in Linux, you have to ensure that the 
actual names are lower case, but that you create a representation in the 
GUI (!!!) that is capitalized. I know other packages do this as well, 
notably PackageKit and UPower, but it is bad habit and bad choice and 
makes it harder for everyone, because most of what you do in Linux is 
still done using the COMMAND LINE.

I happen to disagree, but everyone is entitled to their opinion.  As it
stands, the official name is "NetworkManager", but distributions apply
their own packaging guidelines and some distributions disallow CamelCase
names, but certainly not all Linux distributions.  So distributions that
choose to allow only lower-case names will then obviously create
confusion between the package name and the project name.


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