I haven't really chimed in this conversation because well, I'm not a developer and to tell you the truth most of the time I don't know what going on. Since we started the subject of changing things around (namely the name of the packages) I figured this would be a good time to bring something that has been on my mind for a while: the GNUstep filesystem hierarchy.
The only think that I don't like about the current implementation is the whole /System, /Local and /Network hierarchies (I'll refer to everything as if it was installed to /). I'm really bad at trying to say what on my mind cause it's a mess up there, but here goes. Why not make the "/System" hierarchy just be "/"? This would mean the hierarchy would be something more like:
/Applications /Library /Tools /share /Local * all the stuff under Local etc... instead of the current: /System * /System/Applications, /System/Library, etc /Local * /Local/Applications, /Local/Library, etc
The only reason why I'm bringing this up is that I've been build GNUstep with the prefix="" which puts everything on "/" and it looks kind of strange when I want to look at all the applications available using the File Viewer. I know this might sound way off the wall, but I got the idea after looking at my buddy's Mac and thinking that that's pretty much how "/", /usr and /usr/local are set up (they all have the same hierarchy but are located on the previous one). In my head, this kind of set up seems a little more intuitive than the way it currently is.
I know it seems pointless but I'm speaking from a user's point of view. I've looked at some of the -make scripts and it doesn't look like it would be too fustrating! Again, I'm just throwing it out there...