And The Winner Is, NuGet

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The polls have closed and we now have a new name for our project, NuGet (pronounced “New Get” and not “Nugget” and not “Noojay” for you hoity-toity) which had the most votes by a large margin.

For those who missed it, the following posts will get you up to speed on the name change:

Over the next couple of days we’ll start transitioning the project over to the new name. We’ll try to minimize the impact of the change and make sure existing links to the CodePlex project redirect to the new URL. If you have a local clone of the repository with work in progress when we rename the project, don’t worry. All you have to do is push your changes to the new URL for your fork rather than the old one.

Thanks for your participation and support! I’m glad to have this behind us so we can continue to focus on delivering a great product. I’ve even thought of a tagline we can use until one of you come up with a much better one. Winking

NuGet: A new way to get libraries.

OR NuGet The caramel goodness of open source in your projects.

Tags: package manager, NuGet, not-nupack

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17 responses

  1. Avatar for Hugo Freitas
    Hugo Freitas October 29th, 2010


  2. Avatar for iLude
    iLude October 29th, 2010

    Great Name! Easy to remember. Simple. Meaningful. I like it!

  3. Avatar for eric
    eric October 29th, 2010

    As in nougat?

  4. Avatar for Ramses Matabadal
    Ramses Matabadal October 29th, 2010

    Well done Haacked! Time to update my own posts I guess. ;-)

  5. Avatar for Nick
    Nick October 29th, 2010

    April fools is a bit late this year. At least I have a sense of humour when those Ruby guys start laughing at us.

  6. Avatar for gliljas
    gliljas October 29th, 2010

    I'm glad and somewhat proud my suggestion was chosen, although I certainly can't take much credit for it. It was the Hanselman and Haack effect that did it!
    I'm warming up to the Nougat pronounciation also. It's sweet, just as the tool itself and the community project that surrounds it!

  7. Avatar for Eddie Groves
    Eddie Groves October 30th, 2010

    The end to a weird episode in .NET land - but the tool is great.

  8. Avatar for Robz
    Robz October 30th, 2010

    Happy happy, joy joy!

  9. Avatar for Bob
    Bob October 30th, 2010

    I still prefer Microsoft Open, but NuGet it is....

  10. Avatar for Bryan Watts
    Bryan Watts October 31st, 2010

    Pascal-cased names whose components aren't identifiers have always read oddly to me. Now one is entrenched in my everyday world. McCarthy and NuGet FTW!

  11. Avatar for Neno
    Neno October 31st, 2010

    Very good ,simple the best.

  12. Avatar for Justin
    Justin November 1st, 2010

    Dangit, I voted for Nuujhey!

  13. Avatar for Adam
    Adam November 2nd, 2010

    If you have a dependency on food, NuGet automatically gets popcorn chicken. The open sauce community are celebrating!
    Apprently KFC framework does not replace the M and the V in MVC.

  14. Avatar for Koistya `Navin
    Koistya `Navin November 8th, 2010

    Perhaps this has been already discussed before, but.. I missed it. Why "Nu"? What it stands for?

  15. Avatar for Koistya `Navin
    Koistya `Navin November 9th, 2010

    NuGet allows you to update individual packages of the project. I am going to create similar update tool which would allow to update the whole solution at one go. Anyone is willing to participate?

  16. Avatar for Polity
    Polity November 10th, 2010

    Just to be blond here. Why not just call it 'packet manager' or something and skip all the confusion. 1 of the major complaints i have against java is that for many different conponents, differents totally unrelated names are used.

  17. Avatar for Tugberk
    Tugberk November 18th, 2010

    nice job ! NuGet is so much helpful. thanks !