Re: new port: and the winner is....
On Thu, Aug 30, 2001 at 10:32:19PM +0200, Carsten Leonhardt wrote:
> A Mennucc1 <debian@Tonelli.sns.it> writes:
> > Why? well, there was no big consenous on any name; so I looked at the
> > problem the other way around, and saw that nobody was actually against
> > 'win', but for
> > firstname.lastname@example.org (Janusz S. Biee?), who said that
> > > In hacker language, calling something a "win" is a form of praise. We
> > > don't want to praise a non-free Microsoft system, so we don't call it
> > > "win".
> I guess (I hope!) that's because one person gave a good reason, and
> the rest didn't want to write "ME TOO!" messages. Please reconsider.
Sigh. Yes, the quote also represented my opinion perfectly, so I
saw no need to add a me-too.
"A Mennucc1", please don't make a habit of _counting_ arguments to
determine their relevance. It's not very useful, and if it becomes
a popular habit it will just increase the noise level. I don't want
to see this mailing list devolve into a shouting-the-loudest contest.
If you want to settle something by vote, then hold an actual vote.
> > but this does not apply here; I indeed hope that 'Debian GNU/win'
> > will be a 'win' :-)
A win of what? You never actually said what you intend to achieve
> I'd recommend "w32", but seeing that your mailinglist is already named
> "win32", you could go for that.
I reluctantly agree with Carsten here. I'd rather not have the "win"
appear at all, but there doesn't seem to be another name for the
family of 32-bit operating systems in the microsoft windows series.
(On the other hand, "cygnus" might be a more accurate description of
By the way, it can't be "GNU/win". The GNU system is defined as a
free operating system, so it can't have a Windows kernel.
 Anyone who claims that this has already happened will be loudly thwacked.