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Re: [PATCH] gnu: Add tlp.

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: [PATCH] gnu: Add tlp.
Date: Fri, 10 Feb 2017 16:38:01 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.1 (gnu/linux)

John Darrington <address@hidden> skribis:

> On Fri, Feb 10, 2017 at 01:49:07PM +0100, Ludovic Court??s wrote:
>      John Darrington <address@hidden> skribis:
>      > On Tue, Jan 31, 2017 at 10:01:18PM +0100, Mathieu Othacehe wrote:
>      >
>      >      +    (home-page "";)
>      >      +    (synopsis "Power management tool for Linux")
>      >      +    (description "TLP is a power management tool for Linux.  It 
> comes with
>      >
>      > Shouldn't we changed "Linux" to "Linux based GNU systems" or something 
> similar?
>      It uses interfaces specific to the kernel Linux so I think it???s
>      technically correct.
> But grammatically incorrect.  Specifically, the preposition "for" is wrong.
> It implies that the package provides some feature that Linux can use. Whereas
> the opposite is true.
> A more gramatically correct sentance might say "power management tool using 
> Linux kernel features".

Right, or “for Linux-based operating systems.”

I’m happy if you make one of these changes.  :-)

> But I wonder why we even mention it?  I mean if a package happens to use 
> libc, we don't
> say in the package description or sysnopsis "an editor which makes using the 
> fopen, and fclose calls of glibc".

I think we mention it because while GuixSD uses glibc, it may be able to
use different kernels in the future.


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