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Re: The Big ACL Opening



On Fri, Oct 17, 2008 at 03:54:25PM -0600, Stephen John Smoogen wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 17, 2008 at 3:01 PM, Alan Cox <alan redhat com> wrote:
> >> FWIW, I really don't care, and am fine with uberpackager, ultrapacakger,
> >> and superpackager.
> >
> > Super is probably sane enough but English has a long and distinguished
> > history of stealing other peoples words and using them wrongly so uber- in
> > English [ab]use is not atypical ;)
> >
> 
> or adding them together... super-ultra-ginormous packager.
> 
> super was used a lot so it was no longer super. I think that is when
> Ultra was the new super.. Uber was the 80's new Super since it 'should
> have' umlauts like any 'proper' Germanic word. I mean how else can you
> have a rock band name without umlauts.  I think gi-normous  is the
> current generations super...

How about a more neutral term?

experiencedpackager
trustedpackager

Here's some that imply scope rather than "l33tness"? (no, lets not use 
l33tpackager as fun as it sounds).  Since those packagers can touch 
(almost) all packages how about:

globalpackager
universepackager
everypackager


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