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Re: New name for the mx-installer

#51 Post by spidermouse » Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:01 am

Steamroller, tugboat.
MX Packer, Picker, Mixer, Prime
MX Tally, MX Fetch (Fetcher).
App Gainer :footinmouth:

Dolphin You mentioned pretzel, some food related: App Bakery, MX Candy Cane, Sweets, Jawbraker-MX.
And saved the best one for the end:
MX Extra Wobbly Spud Binaries
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Re: New name for the mx-installer

#52 Post by richb » Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:11 am

Jerry3904 wrote:SysInstaller or sys-installer
+1

No cutesy names that do not imply function, please.
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Re: New name for the mx-installer

#53 Post by anticapitalista » Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:07 am

richb wrote:
Jerry3904 wrote:SysInstaller or sys-installer
+1

No cutesy names that do not imply function, please.
Why not?

What function do the following apps included on MX describe?

Xfce, thunar, dolphin, firefox, chrome, clementine, thunderbird ...
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Re: New name for the mx-installer

#54 Post by WangHW » Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:15 am

Eadwine Rose wrote:Serious suggestions:

System Installer
OS Installer
I vote for these, because they are neat and intuitive and all that. Also very translatable. (Some of the subtle wordplays, while it works in English, make me headdesk as a translator. :frustrated: )

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Re: New name for the mx-installer

#55 Post by stsoh » Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:17 am

MXpert as of expert.
MXperient as of experient.
MXperiment as of experiment.
MXperimental as of experimental.....just a thought.
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Re: New name for the mx-installer

#56 Post by richb » Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:18 am

1. I do not like cutesy names, (personal preference)
2. Those are all applications with the exception of XFCE and are not MX/antiX packages.
3. XFCE is not a cutesy name.

Other than that have at it.

EDIT: And a new user asks himself, "How do I install this?" Cheetah? If install is in the name it is more obvious.
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Re: New name for the mx-installer

#57 Post by j2mcgreg » Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:19 am

Despite my earlier tongue-in-cheek suggestions, I don't think that linux veterans will much care what it's called, so I'm assuming that this exercise is really aimed at new users. In that vein, how about "The Disk Magician", which I think implies other functions besides just installing the operating system.

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Re: New name for the mx-installer

#58 Post by anticapitalista » Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:26 am

The user will see an icon on the desktop labelled Installer or MX installer or antiX installer. That is not going to change.
(I very much doubt anyone will install the installer on a live/installed system so it doesn't matter what the package/app is called)

Renaming the application, as I see it, is an attempt to encourage other linux devs to use our installer (if they wish) and even more importantly, contribute to adding features that are missing.

Added: For example, this is what is on the Debian debs page about the calamares installer
Calamares is a distribution-independent installer framework.

It provides a graphical installer that can be used with nearly any distribution. This package is suitable for live media on Debian-based systems, and won't be of any particular use on and already installed system.

You will likely want to provide your own config files to match your distribution, reading the Calamares documentation will guide you through that process.
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Re: New name for the mx-installer

#59 Post by cyrilus31 » Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:33 am

anticapitalista wrote:The user will see an icon on the desktop labelled Installer or MX installer or antiX installer. That is not going to change.
(I very much doubt anyone will install the installer on a live/installed system so it doesn't matter what the package/app is called)

Renaming the application, as I see it, is an attempt to encourage other linux devs to use our installer (if they wish) and even more importantly, contribute to adding features that are missing.
+1 If I understand well nothing will change for a new user. He will look for an icon named "installer" and that's all.

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Re: New name for the mx-installer

#60 Post by richb » Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:35 am

If it is just a package name I really do not care what it is called.
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