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

Kristoffer Grundström kristoffer.grundstrom1983 at gmail.com
Sun Feb 13 02:15:13 CET 2011

MagicADB would be more appropiate.

2011/2/13 Dale Huckeby <spock at evansville.net>

> On Sat, 12 Feb 2011, Michael Scherer wrote:
>  On Sat, 12 Feb 2011 00:00:09 +0100, Rémi Verschelde wrote:
>>> 2011/2/11 George J. Walsh <gjwalsh at dscvcp.org>:
>>>> Or maybe, with tongue in cheek, PackRack?
>>>> I get a little weary of the app thing (too much of the Apple core in
>>>> there!) A package is a pack and a rack is where one stores one's packs.
>>>> George
>>> I'm not too fond of the App-Whatever either, sounds too Apple-ish to me.
>>> I don't really like terms such as Store or Market which evocate buying
>>> stuff, I think the main purpose of Mageia-app-db will be to install
>>> free/non-free but free of charge softwares.
>> Well, to me, the name market and all of it connotations is quite
>> consumerist, and
>> doesn't really fit with the spirit of a community distribution, based on
>> collaboration
>> more than pure commercial exchange as the various proposed name implies.
>> When samuel presented his idea, I was quite interested because it would
>> allows me as a packager
>> to find who would be ok to test packages, to collaborate when i need
>> confirmation for a bug
>> and so on.
>> But it seems that the vast majority of proposal are geared toward
>> replicating the model
>> of Apple Appstore, Google market and others :
>> - app market, app box, software database, app center, Appworld, software
>> portal.
>> Where is the collaboration in all of this ?
> How about MagicAp, then?
> Dale Huckeby
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