[xen-tools] Re: name conflicts of xen-tools with xen-tools
steve at steve.org.uk
Wed Sep 27 00:17:44 CEST 2006
On Tue, Sep 26, 2006 at 11:52:54PM +0200, Henning Sprang wrote:
> To say it first, I like xen-tools very much, and the great
> improvements made after my wishlist bugs! I use it very successfully,
> integrated with FAI for doing class-based automated
> installs of Xen instances. (I'll have to document how I connect
> xen-tools with FAI eventually, because I think it's a good combination
> to use them together).
I'd love to see any documentation that you might produce, doubly
so if it could be posted on debian-administration.org.
> But, as I just now realized again, I am having problems with the name
> choice of xen-tools. You might know (otherwise I tell you now), the
> name xen-tools is also
> used for a part of the xen distribution itself, namely these are all
> the python tools and libs cmmmunicating with the xen kernel from
> within dom0, which is xm, xend and others, and a list with the same
I know of the confusion, and I'm also unhappy with it. I believe
that I was first because I remember distinctly searching for usage
prior to settling on it.
(The name seemed good at the time because I imagined a suite of
interrelated tools for xen. Kinda obvious I guess?!)
> So, it's sometimes complicate dto know what people mean when they say
> xen-tools, and in my mailbox it's hard to see which of both projects
> is named - even both lists add the [xen-tools] banner to the subject!
I know the feeling, however at this point I'd be extremely reluctant
to change it, and also I feel bad for being involved in conflict so
I utterly refuse to ask the xen people to change their name.
If it becomes apparent that this is a terribly widespread problem
I would be prepared to revisit it, but to be honest right now I don't
imagine that it is too annoying to anybody. (Partly because I've
used the same name for a long time now and this is the first time
anybody has raised it - and I've thought about it for a couple of
months at least. Certainly from when I saw the xen-utils package
> I don't know which project got the name first, so it's hard to propose
> the perl xen-tools must change their name, with which there is a
> running website, Debian package and other stuff associated, but I
> wonder if I am the only one who realizes this conflict.
I'd be interested in knowing what others think, and I'm not enjoying
the potential for confusion .. but at the same time I don't want to
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