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Re: [opensuse-doc] [STYLE] Terminology for Sources from which Packages Are Installed
  • From: Karl Eichwalder <ke@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2007 09:28:51 +0200
  • Message-id: <shvefkx68c.fsf@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Karl Eichwalder <ke@xxxxxxx> writes:

> Maybe, in LOTE, for example in German. But regarding technical writing,
> especially English technical writing, wording variation is considered
> bad style. At least, that's what people told me.

Sleepless night ;)  tought about it again and I'm now convinced we
should go for one of those:

    (software) catalog
    (software) channel
    (software) directory

or something similar.  Avoiding "source" would be a plus because this
term is too closely coupled with "source code" and open software user
are probably not ready to understand the differences easily. 

-- 
Karl Eichwalder
R&D / Documentation

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