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Re: [opensuse-doc] [STYLE] Terminology for Sources from which Packages Are Installed
  • From: Clayton <smaug42@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2007 09:49:13 +0200
  • Message-id: <e29967880704250049u234181ech64df666f4e998540@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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.


I've bumped into some difficulty with the term repository when I say
it to unsuspecting new users... the word has little meaning to them.
Software catalog or something similar is much more descriptive.  How
about this:

(software) library

It (in my mind anyway) describes exactly what it is... a software
library or a collection of software that end-users can browse and
select applications from.

C.
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