[Bro-Dev] package manager progress

Slagell, Adam J slagell at illinois.edu
Fri Aug 5 11:29:48 PDT 2016

> On Aug 5, 2016, at 12:52 PM, Robin Sommer <robin at icir.org> wrote:
>> Hhhm, is it naming conventions that people have a problem with or the implication of policing?
> The problem is that the suggested naming convention wouldn't work:
> it's not clear how somebody would name their plugin if it provided
> more than one specific piece of functionality.

I would expect that any package repository has that same issue, there is no perfect taxonomy.

If we are going to rely on metadata, which I agree can be better as you can tag a package with multiple categories, we should probably have some basic requirements for this type of metadata. Do you agree?



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