Community Naming

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Just a quick follow-up to my last posts about naming NuPack. Looks like the community is not content to sit back and let the project be labelled with a lame name. I’ve seen a couple of community inspired names created as new issues in the CodePlex issue tracker.

However, NFetch has a huge lead, but the community chosen NRocks is a close second. The name I like the best so far is NuGet.

(vote for it here)

As before, voting still closes on Tuesday 10/26 at 11:59 PM PDT. If you feel strongly enough around a name, rally your friends to vote for one. Smile

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18 responses

  1. Avatar for Ryan
    Ryan October 23rd, 2010

    How about PackMan (Package Manager)? :)

  2. Avatar for Mike
    Mike October 23rd, 2010

    [sarcasm]NuGet, yeah because Nu was the good part of the name...[/sarcasm]

  3. Avatar for Muaz Khan
    Muaz Khan October 23rd, 2010


  4. Avatar for Kev
    Kev October 23rd, 2010

    Oh jeez don't let the community name it. Have you seen all the daft open source project names these guys have come up with? Next they'll be wanting a mascot and we all know where that'll go....
    Stand firm, there's nothing wrong with NuPack.

  5. Avatar for Erno
    Erno October 23rd, 2010

    NuGet as in "New Get" when all I can see is nugget and now have a craving for KFC :D

  6. Avatar for Martin
    Martin October 24th, 2010


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    Martin October 24th, 2010

    Pack Manager (PackMan) is actually quite good ... :)

  8. Avatar for bennyb
    bennyb October 24th, 2010

    PackMan FTW

  9. Avatar for Gabriel
    Gabriel October 25th, 2010

    Thank God The command is Add-Package/List-Package or we would have something like List-Nugget | Where-Object {$_.Kind -eq "Vegetarian"}
    Sorry bout the lame Joke, but I don't think Nugget is a good name.
    If we look into AptGet that stands for: Advanced Packaging Tool. We Can take an Idea that it stands for Packaging.
    And This Packaging utility would need to be defined first. It looks like a Pluggable .Net Extensions Downloader for Solutions. Obviously thats not a name, but a definition, as Package Manager is too broad for what this does, this is focused for .net not Windows.
    I Think NetGet is a better name.

  10. Avatar for William
    William October 25th, 2010


  11. Avatar for Jason Q
    Jason Q October 25th, 2010

    PackMan!! Clearly, PackMan! How do we vote for it?!

  12. Avatar for Adam
    Adam October 25th, 2010

    I vote for PackMan!

  13. Avatar for Sajid H
    Sajid H October 25th, 2010

    packman is genious!

  14. Avatar for Remi Online
    Remi Online October 25th, 2010

    packman is great, i used to play all day when i was a kid.legend!

  15. Avatar for Pat Gannon
    Pat Gannon October 26th, 2010

    Note that "Nugget" (similar name to NuGet) is already a project on codeplex:
    It's a WebSockets server that I actually used in a recent UG presentation I did for NBNUG. Although its relatively unknown now, it might not stay that way since there doesn't seem to be any other viable competitors on the .NET platform (and its fairly actively maintained).
    Take care!

  16. Avatar for Jumping Jack Jackson
    Jumping Jack Jackson October 26th, 2010

    I vote for Packman too

  17. Avatar for hilton smith
    hilton smith October 27th, 2010

    i'm creating an issue on codeplex to rename the project to Ryans awesome genius suggestion. Please vote for it!

  18. Avatar for Militis
    Militis October 28th, 2010

    PackMan? Freakin' awesome. Need to incorporate PowerPellets somehow. :)