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DPM Package Manager - presentation

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Hi All

 

A few weeks ago I did a zoom presentation about DPM to the Australian Delphi User Group (Melbourne branch, but anyone could attend).

 

A link to the recording of that presentation is available on the ADUG website - https://www.adug.org.au/meetings/melbourne-meeting-november-2020/ along with some notes about dpm

 

The video is nearly 2hrs long, but the presentation part is only the first 50 min or so (the rest is q&a/discussion).  If you want to skip past the boring slides to the demo it starts at 24:40 😉 

 

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Hi Vincent,

 

is the discussion still open viz-a-viz a better name for the project; a name that is short, memorable, cute etc (like ruby gems, cargo/crate, dart pub) ?

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5 hours ago, David Champion said:

Hi Vincent,

 

is the discussion still open viz-a-viz a better name for the project; a name that is short, memorable, cute etc (like ruby gems, cargo/crate, dart pub) ?

Sure, I'm still open to suggestions, I have had plenty already but so far nothing that has stuck (lots of bad puns, or names that are already in use for other things). 

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My unsolicited suggestion: VPAM (vee-pam)- Vincent's PAckage Manager aka Vincent Parrett's Asset Manager 🙂 
VPAM currently gives less than 300k hits on Google and the existing ones appear not to be in the software/IT sector.

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How about +vraptor" vincent's rad application package tool open resource"  ?
Only 18 hits, when using the "+" ...
 

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1 hour ago, Lars Fosdal said:

y unsolicited suggestion: VPAM (vee-pam)- Vincent's PAckage Manager aka Vincent Parrett's Asset Manager 🙂 
VPAM currently gives less than 300k hits on Google and the existing ones appear not to be in the software/IT sector.

🤣 - I would hope that this project won't just be my personal package manager that only I use - that said, VPAM sounds like a kind of missile or weapon!

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1 hour ago, Rollo62 said:

How about +vraptor" vincent's rad application package tool open resource"  ?
Only 18 hits, when using the "+" ...

vraptor is a java mvc framework. 

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42 minutes ago, Rollo62 said:

In germany we have a saying: "names are sound and smoke" :classic_smile:

I'm guessing close to the english idiom "smoke and mirrors"

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28 minutes ago, David Champion said:

I'm guessing close to the english idiom "smoke and mirrors"

Maybe so, it came from a text from Goethe, here in a Googled translation

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Then call it what you want
Call it luck! Heart! Love! God!
I do not have a name
Therefore! Feeling is everything;
Name is smoke and mirrors
The glow of the sky clouded over.

 

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How about "Deliver". Have a go yourself at making it mean something - as for example "Delphi intelligent package manager" and then something with "version" 🙂

Edited by Morten Skovrup

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58 minutes ago, Uwe Raabe said:

"DOPE" for Delphi Organizer for Packaged Externals

Sorry, DOPE is nothing what programmers are aware of.

Then better call it COFFEE "clean object file fragmentizer for external entities" .

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I think it's pointless trying to comer up with a "cool" abbreviation. Just pick a name that has some good derivative or related words that can be used for the "bundles" and such. "DOPE" fit's that criteria nicely :classic_smile:

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8 hours ago, Rollo62 said:

Nevermind, these were just jokes :classic_biggrin:

DPM is fine related to NPM ....

(if not yet taken, I would consider that name by myself).

Yeah I get they were jokes 😉

 

FWIW, I like dpm, it's short, simple, meaningful (Delphi Package Manager) however an anther tool got there first and the author has requested I change it. However, it would have to be a very good new name for me to change it. 

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How about these

DPA (Delphi Package Archiver)

DPP (Delphi Package Porter)

DLA (Delphi Library Archiver)

LP    (Delphi Library Porter)

LM   (Delphi Library Manager)

 

Last two are nice names for command tool.

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