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Re: Communication and Design at Guix

From: L p R n d n
Subject: Re: Communication and Design at Guix
Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2019 15:36:16 +0100
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Ludovic Courtès <address@hidden> writes:

> Hi,
> L  p R n  d n    <address@hidden> skribis:
>> Ludovic Courtès <address@hidden> writes:
> [...]
>>> A very concrete task that could be of interest to you is the “name
>>> change” (a bit of a strong word) that we’d like to implement by 1.0.
>>> I’ll try to summarize.  Currently we have “Guix” and “GuixSD”, and that
>>> confuses things: people visit the web site, they see a “GuixSD” logo and
>>> get confused because they were just looking for a package manager, not a
>>> whole distro, or they think “GuixSD” is a storage device ;-), things
>>> like that.
>>> The idea is to bring everything under the “Guix” name.  Most of the
>>> time, writing “Guix” is good enough—after all, one can run ‘guix system’
>>> on a foreign distro, too.  When we really need to make the distinction,
>>> for instance in the manual, we would write “Guix System” to designate
>>> what we currently call “GuixSD”.
>> Hum. It might just be as easy as getting rid of the GuixSD logo and
>> wording for the most part. Then we can find a *preferred* way to
>> designate GuixSD (a Guix system (probably), Guix distro, Guix os).Here,
>> it's more about making GuixSD "disappear" but we could also just rebrand
>> GuixSD with some kind of "subtitle": "Guix, the system", derive a logo
>> from the Guix's one. It depends a lot from what we want to put under the 
>> spotlight.
> The idea is more to have a single “brand”: Guix.  Then “Guix System”
> would be a component of Guix, so to speak, similar to GNOME and its
> applications.

Ok, I understand. Just thought about something really quick. Do you
think describing "Guix Sytem" as a system manager, in opposition to
package manager, would be meaningful?

>>> This has implications mostly on the web site and on the manual.  Ricardo
>>> sketched web site modifications here:
>>> It would probably have further implications on how we present
>>> Guix/GuixSD.
>>> WDYT?
>> Yeah, thinking about GuixSD as a derivative is probably the best way to
>> comprehend it. So give it its own leaf page is probably a good idea. I
>> would keep all downloads on the same page though and just separate them
>> visually. But it depends froms what I said previously.
> Sounds reasonable.
> Would you like to give it a go?  I suppose the changes to the web site
> can be made incrementally, it’s not an all-or-nothing change.  If you’d
> like to fiddle with this and you need guidance with the web site
> machinery, don’t hesitate to ask on IRC or the ML!

Yeah I'll try to find some time. ;)

> Thanks,
> Ludo’.

Have a nice day,

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