[Mageia-discuss] A name for mageia-app-db

Samuel Verschelde stormi at laposte.net
Thu Feb 10 23:58:12 CET 2011

As Marcello pointed out, mageia-app-db is not the best name we can find for our 
application database.

So let's try to find one :)

Some constraints :
- preferably a name without "Mageia" in it. Why ? Because this tool could be 
used for various distributions. Of course, the Mageia instance will have 
Mageia's logo and name on it (and we are creating it as a part of the Mageia 
project), but if someday another distribution wants to use it, it will feel 
weird to have Mageia in the application name. In fact, I already plan to run 
instances of the application for opensuse, fedora and mandriva (no, nobody 
asked me to do it, but it will be easy to do, and this will help me keep in 
mind that the application must not entirely depend on distribution specific 
stuff, or only via modules/plugins). 
- a name with a meaning carrying at least some part of the goals of the 
application, but without forgetting that it's still an application (and 
packages) database.

Some people have already proposed :

Mageia Find Out
Mageia Application Database/Discovery/Foundry
Mageia Application Warehouse/Mall/Store/Shop
Mageia - Explore Applications
Mageia - World of Applications

But other suggestions are still welcome.

Best regards

Samuel Verschelde

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