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Re: Possible new name for "deity"

On Mon, 23 Feb 1998, Shaleh wrote:

> I know how this sounds but.....  I do not like the sound of it.  It
> sounds odd, and its name does not reflect its use.  dselect is a good
> name and I would like to see something similar.

I have to agree.  The term I'm thinking of is intuitive.  Someone should
be able to set down at a debian box once in a blue moon and remember the
administrative program's name.  I only admin a sun box 2 or 3 times a
year, but admintool is very intuitive, so I don't have a problem
remembering it.  I'm sorry Bruce, I know you've given this a lot of
thought.  From what I gather so far:

1) needs to be a good length name (4-8 chars, 2 is too short)
2) not debian specific
3) not package installation specific
4) intuitive and memorable

Would it be too confusing if we called it "sysadmin" (sorry, when I can't
think of a term, I steal it).


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