Carlo Zancanaro <ca...@zancanaro.id.au> writes: > On Tue, Feb 13 2018, Ricardo Wurmus wrote: >> That’s a misunderstanding. All of the things in the “services” >> field of >> your operating-system configuration are “system services”, so >> all of >> them get updated. > > Should we think about changing the name for "system services"? The > confusion with Shepherd services seems really easy to make. The > Wikipedia article for GuixSD makes the same mistake, but I haven't > had the chance to fix it yet. Maybe we should call them "system > extensions", or "mixins", or something like that?
I would very much like to find a new term for them, because usually the second thing I say about system services is that the naming is unfortunate and collides with what people think is a shepherd service. I’m not fond of “mixins” (this reminds me of the “traits”-like concept in Ruby classes), nor do I really like “system extensions”, but I do think that avoiding the naming conflict would be worth a bike-shed discussion :) -- Ricardo GPG: BCA6 89B6 3655 3801 C3C6 2150 197A 5888 235F ACAC https://elephly.net