Re: Possible new name for "deity"
Well, I first thought of UPM (Universal Package Manager) but it fails your
#1 criterion of at least 4 letters, which leads me to:
unipac = Universal Packagemanager or Unix Packagemanager
unpacm = same as above but pronounced un-pack-em
On Thu, 26 Feb 1998, Behan Webster wrote:
> > my preferences are:
> > 1. debtool
> > 2. dpm
> > n. DND (my own suggestion of DND's Not Dselect)
> Please people. Deity's goal is ultimately not just Debian. Yes, Deity
> is being developped within Debian, and primarily with .deb in mind, but
> that is not the only scope of the design.
> We hope to support rpm's, and POSIX packages, etc. in the future. The
> idea is to come up with something that can ultimately be used on all
> The author of rpm (Erik Troan I believe?) is known to have said that he
> wished he hadn't put thr "r" (redhat) in rpm as rpm is now a defacto
> stardard for many Linux distributions. Let's face it, there is some
> reticence to using a tool named for one distribution in another. The
> rpm tool would have gained more and far wider acceptance a lot faster
> had it been named something more generic.
> That is what we are aiming for this time. Not to tie the name to the
> distribution. Let's learn from this revelation.
> Would people please try to suggest names that do not say "deb", or in
> one way or another scream Debian. We are trying to keep this name
> In fact, I would like to reinforce the fact that the name should follow
> the following list of constraints. (This list should have been posted
> by the deity group up front, but since we didn't, I'm glad Brandon
> Mitchell was able to compile this list):
> 1) needs to be a good length name (4-8 chars, 2 or 3 is too short)
> 2) not specific to a particular distribution
> 3) not specific to a particular type of package
> 4) intuitive and memorable
> I'm sorry, but names that don't meet the above criteria will just not be
> (Deity team member)
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