On Friday 08 August 2008 21:39:37 Earnie Boyd wrote:
> why not give this
> > installer a more catchy name like Mongo, Mongler, Mingler,
> > Mingetter, GetMing, ...
I first thought mpkg, because it is short and snappy; it suffers, it
seems, from potential for confusion with the same name used elsewhere.
mongo appeals, for similar reason, but may suffer from lack of any
apparent sense of identification with MinGW; it also probably fails to
convey a sense of purpose, (although that may not be particularly
uncommon, when choosing project names).
> There are reasons we don't want to drop the W from the MinGW.
Although RMS might be a happier bunny, if we did so...
> While GetMinGW works MinGWetter doesn't ;p.
> [ ]mingwpkg
> [ ]MinGWpkg
> [ ]GetMingw
> [ ]GetMinGW
> I've x'ed my preference, what is yours.
I dislike mixed case names in general; (stems from working mostly with a
system which is strictly case sensitive). If we are going to have it,
then I think we should preserve correct capitalisation of `MinGW', so,
of the above that would leave `MinGWpkg' or 'GetMinGW'.
Alternatively, how's about `mingw-get' -- our own variation on `apt-get'
if you will?