Naming problem for the "Falcon Programming Language" in Ubuntu.

Emmet Hikory emmet.hikory at
Fri Jan 18 20:39:00 GMT 2008

On Jan 19, 2008 4:35 AM, Giancarlo Niccolai  wrote:
> I see the conversation has stopped, so I would think that some
> "silence-agreement" point has been reached. I would like to write here
> what I am going to do with the package and ask for general agreement on
> the topic, but before, let me add an information  I have forgot to send
> to the list, and that I think is important not just for my project, but
> to help the constructive mood of the conversation in general.
> What I am going to do, and for what I ask for confirmation:
> - ------------------------------------------------------------
> I am going to repack as "falconpl", set conflict with the "falcon"
> package and re-upload in REVU. In the meanwhile I have (hopefully)
> cleaned the stoppers that was listed in the REVU record by persia.
> - ------------------------------------------------------------
> Please send to the list or to me an OK or a stopper.

    Please rather:

Repack both source and binary packages as "falconpl" (I believe binary
is already complete).
Do not set Conflict: with falcon (this is an incorrect usage of this header)
Clean other packaging issues from previous reviews.

> Other than this, I would like MOTUs to consider the binary clash
> problem. Sooner or later the /usr/bin/falcon name will have to be dealt,
> and it would be better if we deal about it now.

    I believe that the current proposal under consideration (and not
yet refuted) is that proposed by Soren Hansen (1).  As such, the
binary conflict would be considered a bug in the falcon package,
rather than the falconpl package (unless there is still active
dispute, in which case someone should correct me).  In any case,
sometime before the hardy release, one of the usages of
/usr/bin/falcon will be renamed.  As this conflict has now been raised
and is under discussion, it should neither block review of other
aspects of the falconpl package, nor block inclusion if all other
conditions are met.



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