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Name this software, opinion needed.

Adam Crockett
I work at ForgeRock as Staff UI Engineer, I play with all sorts really. Lately WASM is my toy of interest.
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I'm working on something called Unpack, this is a provisional name that hopefully explains that is unbundles common JS to ESM and builds a front end without bundles (working prototype in repo, not sharing today). However I would like Unpack to be the Deno of the front end and also help the Deno comunity to convert common.js to es_modules so I have thought of another name which would lead to similar branding to Deno.

didi.

What do you think? Didi is a smaller dinosaur 🦖.

I suspect that Deno got it's branding from libuv anyways.

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Keff

didi sounds cool! You could even make it a mascot in the future. "Didi the little Déballer" :P

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Adam Crockett Author

I love this idea because I get to keep Unpack but potentially change the name on the future. Didi sounds like a baby teradadactile roaring rainbows.

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Keff

That poops Skittles :P

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Adam Crockett Author

didi

Something like this. not sure.

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Keff

Not bad for an early draft, looks kinda cute already :)

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Adam Crockett Author

didi-rc

Very deno like version. Sorry to keep posting on this thread. I shall have to open a post about copying branding and where to draw the line.

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Keff

No problem, I'm quite into this :) Love helping with this kinda stuff.

Yup, it's quite deno-like, although not excessively IMO. It's a good idea for a post, I would love to see what people have to say.

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Geon George

Didi means elder sister in Hindi
(Pronunciation: deedee, But I've seen it written like didi)

I kinda like the name didi

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Adam Crockett Author

That makes sense due to the browser being older. Totally meant to do that 🤦‍♂️

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Geon George

Haha yeah totally

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Ricardo Sueiras

I like didi too - When my kids were smaller, my daughter would call my son didi because she couldnt quite say Dylan.

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Alex Chiu

You could copy what they do in the Vue.js ecosystem and just use the French translation?

Unpack - Déballer

"didi" is really adorable though!

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Adam Crockett Author

Love it! Will do 🇫🇷

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pandaquests

Nekad.

From naked, which is the result of being "unpacked". And Deno is only an acronym of node, just like nekad us an acronym of naked

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Adam Crockett Author

I will try to encorpote that into the 'marketing' but I want to follow the Deno theme not so much copy.

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Felipe Kinoshita

I do think that didi is a good name, go for it!