Re: [dev] [surf] projects with the same name

From: Anselm R Garbe <>
Date: Wed, 27 Jan 2010 11:52:24 +0000

2010/1/27 Moritz Wilhelmy <>:
> On Wed, Jan 27, 2010 at 12:28:06PM +0100, Simon Wesp wrote:
>> 2010/1/27 Pierre Chapuis <>
>> > I think it's the job of the packagers to take care of that in each
>> > distribution. If they want to rename the binary to surf-browser or
>> > suckless-surf, they can do it easily.
>> >
>> Of course, this is easy and so on, but this is definitly not a distribution
>> issue!
>> It can be solved in the distributing level, but it would be more helpfull to
>> solve this on a global level.
> I guess the easiest attempt for distributions to distribute suckless code is
> not distributing it at all.
> People using suckless software are usually capable of configuring it by themselves,
> which means they have to edit the sourcecode and recompile it anyway.

There are people that aren't interested in building from source, and
those are one focus in my stali efforts. For software it
is perfectly simple to build them from source though and very fast and
straight-forward. Unfortunately this isn't true in the general case
which is why the majority of people will always end up with a binary
distro/system anyways.

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