vOS vs Stratus VOS

ylluminate ylluminate@gmail.com
Sat May 8 16:57:48 GMT 2021


Thank you for the reply - it also looks like dashes and underscores may also be option to retain the name. We'll see what shakes out.

On May 8, 2021, 12:45 PM -0400, Xi Ruoyao <xry111@mengyan1223.wang>, wrote:
> On Sat, 2021-05-08 at 12:23 -0400, ylluminate via Gcc-help wrote:
> > Hi folks, we have a bit of a strange issue that needs to be addressed.
> > It appears that Stratus Virtual Operating System (
> > https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stratus_VOS) is causing a clash for us
> > with GCC 11.  Our operating system is named "vOS" (V Operating System;
> > written in the V language and the vos (fox in dutch) is our
> > mascot).  See: https://github.com/vlang/vos
> >
> > We have temporarily renamed our effort to "Vix" so as to be able to
> > progress with GCC 11 and this peculiar reservation issue, but it would
> > be very helpful and appreciated if Stratus could be properly termed as
> > SVOS or "stratus" instead of simply their latter postfix nomenclature
> > of "vos".
> >
> > Would it be possible for you to make this change?  Or would this cause
> > too many problems?  If this is "impossible," could you recommend
> > another option vs a complete rename / rebrand?
>
> The related code (config.guess and config.sub) is technically not a part
> of GCC, bug a separate project hosted at
> https://git.savannah.gnu.org/gitweb/?p=config.git;a=tree.
>
> Stratus VOS was introduced into config.guess since 2001, so many
> existing code may depends on this.
>
> Instead, you can contact config.guess maintainers and ask them to
> reserve a name (like "vix") for you.
> --
> Xi Ruoyao <xry111@mengyan1223.wang>
> School of Aerospace Science and Technology, Xidian University
>


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