Jave (Re: Since ubuntu is pushing python, a good python IDE should be available)

Martin Maney maney at two14.net
Tue Nov 9 13:12:58 CST 2004

On Tue, Nov 09, 2004 at 03:09:32PM +0100, Eric Feliksik wrote:
> think it'd be the right way. The drawback of course is a third
> repository. Secondly, as Eclipse (for example) would be in Universe 

I'm thinking there might be a parallel with the Python slogan -
namespaces are neat, let's do more with them.  A repository is not
unlike a namespace for packages, although apt tends to collapse that
once it's loaded the package metadata.

> The only issue with these repositories is the lack of understanding that 
> I think lots of users have. But that 'problem' (if classified as such) 
> can be addressed by more user-friendly adaptation of synaptic (easier 
> default-repository selection) regardless of number of repositories (2 or 3).

Yes, I think that's the right direction.  If multiplying repositiories
solves some problems, but is an unnecessary distraction for many users,
then of course putting a more friendly face on the distraction (which
may mean hiding it away with sane defaults) is a great solution.  With
a little namespace-level metadata, this might not even be very hard to

Somehow this all resonates with the "essential python" theme I was just
reading about a little earlier today.  :-)

Distributionis non sunt multiplicanda praeter necessitatem.
  (William of Occam, in the parallel universe where he was a Linux sysop)

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