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Re: Bug#588510: #588510: rename thin-client-server profile

On Saturday 06 November 2010 13:11 Justin B Rye wrote:
> Holger Levsen wrote:
> [...]
> > So we need a new name. ltsp-server is not a good one, because the
> > technology used could change again tomorrow. (In fact, since a few
> > days these servers _also_ allow access via remote desktop, a
> > totally different technology.)
> >
> > So, my current proposals for a new name are:
> >
> > - GUI server
> > - desktop server
> > - console server
> In reverse order:
>  - I would rule out "console server" just because "console" is so
> 	ambiguous (anything from "text-only" to "Wii");
>  - "desktop server" is good -  I suppose "desktop" also has the
> 	interpretation "pizza-box form-factor", but it should be
> 	obvious that this couldn't be an installer option;
>  - and while obviously you can't call it "X server", "GUI server" is
> 	good too.
> I suppose the difference between "GUI" and "desktop" is that the GUI
> is just a software layer, while the desktop metaphor invites you to
> think of it as the place where your files are stored; that ambiguity
> seems appropriate here.
> > Other, better suggestions?
> I've got some other, mostly worse suggestions:
>  - fat-server (too late for that one);
>  - login-server (no, the main-server does all the authentication);
>  - central-server (as a coverterm for centralised processing/storage,
> 	but this risks sounding more "main" than the "main-server");
>  - cluster-server (the whole thing being an LTSP cluster);
>  - terminal-server (from the expansion of LTSP).
> LTSP is another of those L- initialisms where the package also
> installs perfectly happily on Debian GNU/kFreeBSD!
> --
> JBR	with qualifications in linguistics, experience as a Debian
> 	sysadmin, and probably no clue about this particular package

Hi to all,

I'm wondering about, why not using the term 'terminal server' as the 
replacement for 'thin client server'.

First, the term 'terminal server' is used for such a technology from the 
LTSP project itself, covering all that technoligies available under 
that concept.[1]

Second, mostly all projects and companies delivering such technology 
concepts used the term 'terminal server' too. In the meantime they 
begin to differ their terminology to be better recognized with their 
products on the market. But if you ask them after a 'terminal server' 
they will know imidiatly what you mean.

Third, it is well known and integrated since years in several languages 
all over the world.[2]

[1] see 
(2.3 How LTSP Works)

[2] use http://iate.europa.eu/iatediff/SearchByQueryLoad.do?method=load 
with 'terminal server'

Greetings, Jürgen Leibner

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