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Subject: Re: [hwloc-devel] lstopo-gui
From: Brice Goglin (Brice.Goglin_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-05-24 16:58:56


Le 24/05/2012 22:14, Jeff Squyres a écrit :
> On May 24, 2012, at 11:30 AM, Brice Goglin wrote:
>
>> So what you dislike isn't the split, it's the fact that lstopo doesn't
>> behave as it did earlier. You want lstopo-nogui and lstopo instead of
>> lstopo and lstopo-gui. And alternative systems can make lstopo point to
>> lstopo-nogui when the real lstopo isn't installed.
> Taking a step back and looking objectively, I think that's a good assessment and probably a good simple solution (i.e., make "lstopo" be the one with the Cario/etc. support).
>
> FWIW, "gui" and "nogui" are not necessarily good names. The current lstopo-gui isn't really a traditional GUI application (even though it can display a trivial X window). I seem to recall that "nox" was discarded as a possibility, because lstopo supports more than just X.
>
> Are there other traditional suffixes that are used for this kind of thing? Or is lstopo kinda unique in this area?
>

There are lshw and lshw-gtk and others examples where the suffix is the
toolkit name. We could use "-text" but that doesn't seem very common
either. Same for "-nox" which may also not look obvious to random users.
For sure "-nogui" is bad a name :)

Brice