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Re: Distro name
Re: Distro name
Wed, 02 Jan 2013 22:42:22 +0100
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Dmitri Paduchikh <address@hidden> skribis:
> Ludovic Courtès wrote:
>> 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).
> These seem rather baroque to me. Especially the reference to nixpkgs in
> such a context. The name "Unix" is pretty much widespread so the
> abbreviation "GNU" can be seen as ingenious. nixpkgs is much less known
> and hence this looks weird, IMHO.
Right, but the meaning doesn’t have to be explained all the time,
esp. since jinn is also a noun.
> I would propose Guix World as a externally visible name, and just world
> or distro for internal namespace usage.
>> 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.
> It would be good to have name for distro. How would you refer to it
>> 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.
> It may be clear, but your example demonstrates internal inconsistency of
> such naming. Is Guix intended for GNU software only? If not, then be
> fair to all the others. ;)
The Guile module name space is different from the actual software names,
so I’m not too worried actually.
Thanks for your feedback!
Re: Distro name, Nikita Karetnikov, 2013/01/02
Re: Distro name, Ludovic Courtès, 2013/01/15