Opened 9 years ago

Closed 8 years ago

#7054 closed enhancement (invalid)

Should rename .OptionalPackageDescription to .PackageDescription

Reported by: umccullough Owned by: bonefish
Priority: low Milestone: R1
Component: Build System Version: R1/Development
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked By: Blocking:
Has a Patch: no Platform: All

Description

It seems like the name .OptionalPackageDescription was a little too verbose for what it's used for.

I propose it be changed to something simpler such as .PackageDescription, as the current name almost makes it sound like the file itself is optional.

Looks like it would be simply to support either filename in the build system, and we could eventually phase the old one out.

However, if we plan to eliminate this file and go with a different meta info storage in the future, then it's probably not worth it I suppose.

Change History (2)

comment:1 by bonefish, 9 years ago

Version: R1/alpha2R1/Development

Implementing support for an alternative file name is trivial to implement. If anyone wants to do that, just go ahead.

Since we're pushing for actual package management, which very likely won't use this file format, I guess we'll eventually switch to the same package format for the optional packages. So no need to bother.

comment:2 by scottmc, 8 years ago

Resolution: invalid
Status: newclosed

As bonefish said, this would be easy to do, but there wouldn't be much gained and it'll be phased out soon anyways, so closing this out. Marking as invalid as there is no "won't fix" resolution on Haiku's trac.

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