Naming consistency.

Scot Mc Pherson scot at
Sun Aug 10 22:17:01 PDT 2003

On Saturday 09 August 2003 03:09 pm, Jeroen Coumans wrote:
> Hi Richard A Downing FBCS. You said the following on 08/09/03 08:50:
> > On Sat, 9 Aug 2003 07:19:18 +0100
> >
> > Richard A Downing FBCS <geek109 at> wrote:
> >>This page:
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>suggests that the Hints list is called Hints, whereas I get it by
> >>
>  > NNTP as lfs-hints.  I prefer the website's convention (Hints).
> Perhaps Scot can take care of this?
> >
> >
> > doesn't mention hints at all.
> (actually, I added it yesterday:

Well this is something that has actually been discussed on the lists, but 
nothing really came of it.  If we DO choose to change the names of the lists 
/ newsgorups, than both Gerard and I have to co-ordinate the effort, Gerard 
has become a fair expert of mailman, and I am the local INN expert  (yeah 
right :P ). At any rate we can add or remove things at will and fix the 
"other end" at leasure, but a name change is something different, if its no 
co-ordinated then we loose connection between the servers for a period of 
time that equates to when someone recognizes the problem and the other end of 
the pipe is in readiness to make the fix.

Therefore, Gerard and I need to talk about what we want th final names to be.  
As I said there has been some discussion and both camps of the naming 
conventions both have valid points.  One camp is for short and simple (i.e. 
hints vs. lfs-hints ) and the other camp is long name conventions so that 
people can easily sort their news groups locally (i.e., 
lfs.hints, lfs.blfs).  Personally I like the short and sweet, but I also 
don't subscribe to multiple news servers so there isn't a whole lot for me to 
sort locally.

Scot Mc Pherson
Linux From Scratch

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