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Re: Distro name

From: Andreas Enge
Subject: Re: Distro name
Date: Wed, 2 Jan 2013 23:42:40 +0100
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Am Mittwoch, 2. Januar 2013 schrieb Ludovic Courtès:

> And merry new year! :-)


Thanks, happy new year to all the guix hackers!


> 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).


Bike shedding, marvellous!


> 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.


Do we need a namespace "distro"? So far, there is only the sub-namespace "distro/packages". Could this not be contracted into the very prosaic "packages"? The distro would then simply be called "guix", no?


Maybe "gig" - "guix is guix", or "gis is gig", a recursive acronym with an exponential growth (to make fun of terminal recursion) and a certain zen appeal :-)




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