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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 10:11:21 +0200
  • Message-id: <shr6q8x49i.fsf@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Clayton <smaug42@xxxxxxxxx> writes:

LOTE, btw, means: languages other than English ;)

>> or something similar.  Avoiding "source" would be a plus because this
>> term is too closely coupled with "source code" and open software user
                                                    ^^^"new" is missing...
>> 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

Sounds fine to me.  But in the end, it is up to the native speakers to
take a decision.

-- 
Karl Eichwalder
R&D / Documentation

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