Linux and application installing

James Antill james at
Tue Sep 7 16:23:47 UTC 2010

On Tue, 2010-09-07 at 11:48 -0400, Arthur Pemberton wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 7, 2010 at 11:39 AM, James Antill <james at> wrote:
> > On Tue, 2010-09-07 at 15:42 +0100, Richard Hughes wrote:
> >> On 7 September 2010 15:23, James Antill <james at> wrote:
> >> >  Are you having any discussions about applications like postfix, or is
> >> > version 2 going to be just GUI stuff?
> >>
> >> Postfix is not an application. Applications have translated desktop
> >> files and icons.
> >
> >  This is your definition of "application", and IMNSHO not a good one.
> This is goes along with the only definition of application that I am
> aware of. Postifx is a system service.

        Application software, also known as an application, is computer
        software designed to help the user to perform singular or
        multiple related specific tasks.

...which matches exctly, IMO. But if it's confusing I don't mind
referring to this as "<otherword> installing", if you have a less
confusing word … I'd just rather not say desktop-application+services
+dbus-services+cron-services+etc. installing each time.

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