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Bug 805566 - net-libs/zeromq: Ebuild description is meaningless
Summary: net-libs/zeromq: Ebuild description is meaningless
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal enhancement (vote)
Assignee: No maintainer - Look at if you want to take care of it
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Reported: 2021-07-31 21:13 UTC by Joshua Kinard
Modified: 2022-06-05 08:14 UTC (History)
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Description Joshua Kinard gentoo-dev 2021-07-31 21:13:27 UTC
The current description text for the net-libs/zeromq is rather meaningless:

    *  net-libs/zeromq
          Latest version available: 4.3.4-r1
          Latest version installed: [ Not Installed ]
          Size of files: 2429 KiB
          Description:   A brokerless kernel
          License:       LGPL-3

If I look at the homepage of ZeroMQ, I see this lengthy description:

ZeroMQ (also known as ØMQ, 0MQ, or zmq) looks like an embeddable networking library but acts like a concurrency framework. It gives you sockets that carry atomic messages across various transports like in-process, inter-process, TCP, and multicast. You can connect sockets N-to-N with patterns like fan-out, pub-sub, task distribution, and request-reply. It's fast enough to be the fabric for clustered products. Its asynchronous I/O model gives you scalable multicore applications, built as asynchronous message-processing tasks. It has a score of language APIs and runs on most operating systems.

No where in that description is the word "brokerless" used, and the package does not look anything like a "kernel" in the standard meaning of the word in the Linux/UNIX realm.

I believe a more accurate description, based off a shortened, derived form of the website's description would be more applicable in this case.