Re: Name poll (Was: New name: Call for opinions)
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On Tue, Oct 07, 2008 at 06:43:41PM +0900, Charles Plessy wrote:
>Le Tue, Oct 07, 2008 at 10:18:54AM +0200, Jonas Smedegaard a écrit :
>> The marketing is intended primarily to be catchy and secondary to not
>> point clearly towards something with an well-defined other meaning.
>"Distribution Debian pure mélange" is unfortunately un-catchy in French,
The term "blend" is not suposed to mean what comes out of a blender, but
rather was is in a bag of tea: A delicately composed mixture.
Hope that clarifies, and helps find suitable terms in other languages.
>Or let's solve the problem another way and make our CDDs based on
>stable+backports. Then it would be a real blend (assemblage in French),
>and bleeding edge :)
I believe the english term of that is "mixture". And indeed that is the
_kind_ of "blend" intended, but beware: CDDs are about mixing packages
within a distribution, not mixing distributions (or distribution
"channels", i.e. mixing stuff from "stable" and "testing").
Also, backports are not official Debian, only packaged/signed by
official Debian developers, so are not pure.
And a comment about "slice": Some CDDs might only "cut a slice" of the
full Debian, but others do more/different "internal customizations"
CDDs is "massaging" (i.e. one or more of subselecting, preconfiguring
and redistributing/repackaging) a single official Debian release.
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