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    Cool Where/how to host new freeware program and check for duplicative names

    Hi, I'm finally to the point where I want to place my freeware project in the wild and I'm not sure where to host it. I know that about sourceforge, google code, and github but I don't think that this is all the places you can have your project hosted and I'm up for ideas, experiences, and recomendations.
    Second, I have chosen a name for my project, how can I make sure it is unique? Is there a web site some where where you say something like "I want this name for my project".
    I can search on the web but I chose a name that is a popular keyword so it was not much help to search (although I also searched my name and then the keyword "software" and I could not find anything that way.) Ideas?
    Third, how/ what method should I use to host my project? There are no other developers now, but that does not count towards the future. I agree that the question might be a bit of a personal preference thing, but there must be some kind of purpose of each system and my project should fit under one of them. Here are the options I see: cvs, git, svn, rcs, mercurial, bzr, and fossil. Any recommendations?

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    Default Re: Where/how to host new freeware program and check for duplicative names

    Hi
    I use github for my projects, the help system has good examples on how to upload, add release tags etc. Is is a linux application? If so you can always build as an rpm,deb etc there as well.
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    Default Re: Where/how to host new freeware program and check for duplicativenames

    On 2014-05-05 00:06, ballsystemlord wrote:
    > Second, I have chosen a name for my project, how can I make sure it is
    > unique? Is there a web site some where where you say something like "I
    > want this name for my project".


    I guess that this does not exist. I have seen now and then a project
    changing a name, because some other project complained that they were
    using that name previously.

    As long as it is just a polite complain and not sending the lawyers to
    you, that's fine, just listen to them and change the name (if they are
    right) ;-)

    --
    Cheers / Saludos,

    Carlos E. R.

    (from 13.1 x86_64 "Bottle" (Minas Tirith))

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    Default Re: Where/how to host new freeware program and check for duplicative names

    I've created it, it's at:

    https://github.com/ballsystemlord/freeaeskype

    If anybody wants to test it to help debug I'd be appreciative.

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    Default Re: Where/how to host new freeware program and check for duplicative names

    Quote Originally Posted by ballsystemlord View Post
    I've created it, it's at:

    https://github.com/ballsystemlord/freeaeskype

    If anybody wants to test it to help debug I'd be appreciative.
    You will have serious copyright and/or trademark problems from Microsoft, who owns Skype.
    "Take a Walk on a Sunny Day, Greet everyone along the way, and Make Somebody Smile, Today"
    Gerry Jack Macks"Walk On A Sunny Day" GerryJackMacks.net

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