[Sugar-devel] Naming of "sugar", the Sugar Shell

Wade Brainerd wadetb at gmail.com
Tue Jan 27 20:34:27 GMT 2009

That sounds good to me.
I realize the whole sucrose / fructose / starch thing has become a consensus
but to me, not really knowing the scientific relationships between those
words, they might as well have been named sugar-layer-0, sugar-layer-1, etc.


On Tue, Jan 27, 2009 at 3:20 PM, Luke Faraone <luke at faraone.cc> wrote:

> On Tue, Jan 27, 2009 at 3:01 PM, Wade Brainerd <wadetb at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I for one will have a much easier time remembering what sugar-shell means,
>> versus sugar-jarabe.
>> Personally I can't stand all these meaningless names, I currently have to
>> go look at the glossary each time I need to know which version of Sugar has
>> the activities.
>> At work I have often found that confusingly named packages tend to get
>> adopted less easily than the sensibly named ones.
> Understandable.
> What I was planning to do (I've yet to consult with the other maintainers
> on this) was to have "sugar" be a virtual package provided by
> "sugar-sucrose", so all you'd need to do would be to "apt-get install sugar"
> to get a fully-functioning sugar environment. It should be trivial to rename
> sugar to sugar-shell in Debian.
> --
> Luke Faraone
> http://luke.faraone.cc
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