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Distro name

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Distro name
Date: Wed, 02 Jan 2013 19:02:23 +0100
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And merry new year!  :-)

The (distro ...) name for modules of the distro wasn’t meant to last.
Initially, I thought we could find a name for the distro, and substitute
that name to “distro”.  Possible names:

  • Jinn, as in “Jinn is not Nixpkgs/NixOS”;
  • Guixotic, as Guix + Exotic (suggested by RMS).

However, I’ve come to think that we don’t necessarily need a separate
name for the distro, but we do need a name for the module name space.

The obvious solution would be (gnu ...).  There’d be modules like
(gnu packages openssl), which does not mean that OpenSSL is a GNU
package, but I think that should be clear in this context.  Anyway,
that’s the option that I like the most currently.

Thoughts?  Ideas?


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