F22 System Wide Change: Replace Yum With DNF

Reindl Harald h.reindl at thelounge.net
Sat Jun 14 01:10:31 UTC 2014

Am 14.06.2014 03:04, schrieb Michael Scherer:
> Le vendredi 13 juin 2014 à 15:07 +0200, Petr Spacek a écrit :
>> On 13.6.2014 14:58, Reindl Harald wrote:
>>> Am 13.06.2014 14:53, schrieb Jan Zelený:
>>>> That being said, the reason for not renaming dnf to yum is that renaming this
>>>> project to yum will do nothing else than to confuse its users, as they will
>>>> think this is still yum and they should expect from dnf it what they expected
>>>> from yum. They should not. And dnf is not yum, I'm really sorry if you think
>>>> it is.
>>> the user expects that anyways if you replace something he
>>> did not asked for replace it and what just worked for him
>>> why do so many developers not understand that simple fact?
>> I don't think that simple fact that DNF is re-write of YUM justifies re-naming 
>> and re-training all users. Users don't care what you do with the source. And 
>> of course, users will complain no matter what you do.
> Like they complained when up2date was replaced by yum ?
> when zipper replaced whatever they used to have on *suse before ? 
> When pkgin replaced pkg_add on some of the BSD ?
> It happened in the past, and I do not remember seeing so much
> complains..

maybe people just have enough of repeated iterations every
few months breaking compatibility left and right while it would
have been possible to replace/improve things without breakage

as said repeatly in that thread:

go ahead and propose to rename GNOME3 because it is no longer GNOME
go ahead and propose to rename Linux because 3.15 is no longer Linux 1.0

and that changes where much bigger than a fork of YUM renamed
for no good reason especially in context of replace it

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