Re: name for the port
Ok, so if we go with a specialization of fenestrae/fenster for a
M$ Windows/32 flavour of debian, we still need a way to
generalize between Native Wintel and Cygwin (different
dependencies/porting efforts/requirements). And, once we
hit upon the proper generalization, then we need a decent 3 letter
identifier/abbreviation for that generalization (e.g. dpkg_1.9.18_fen.deb)
On Thu, 6 Dec 2001 12:17:29 +0100 (CET), Tille, Andreas wrote:
>On Thu, 6 Dec 2001, Josef Dalcolmo wrote:
>> TilleA@rki.de said:
>> > Couldn't we avoid all stupid name things by naming the port
>> > debian-<the Latin word for window>
>> I believe "fenestra" is Latin (and Italian) for window (the plural would be
>> "fenestrae"). I am afraid, not too many people will associate it with Windoze,
>> though. I prefer "w32".
>You are completely right, but if we do not find a neutral name for the
>beast it will not step forward. I guess if we *really* decide to name
>nobody will flame us with law problems. Not that I would *really* like
>this idea - I would prefer w32 like you - but if the project would fail
>to start only because we fail to find a name it would be a shame.
>Moreover I think that people who observe Debian will find out quickly
>what is hidden behind such a name :).
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