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I'm off to spent time with my family 8) I hope you are too and not reading this! :P

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OK, so my readership probably just went down the tubes as my blog is no longer on Planet Gentoo. So let me say "Hi!" to the two readers I have left ;)Well, OpenRC/URC is pretty much done for a first release in terms of the software. All I'm doing now is writing man pages for everything as we relied a bit on the Gentoo Handbook. The userland applications have been done, including a very long one for runscript. All that's left are man pages for librc and libeinfo which hopefully I'll do over Christmas.Speaking of which, thanks to everyone who bought nearly everything on my wish list. The irony being that the two items I probably wanted the most are the only two items left, and also the cheapest :? Ah well, probably treat myself in the New Year.

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Especially when you're buying stuff for your unborn child - like say Bugaboo Chameleon pram with a Maxi Cosi infant carrier. These things are not cheap, but after playing around with many prams for many months we decided that this was the pram we needed. Others we looked at were either too heavy, too flimsy, too un-wieldy, not enough storage space or other things. This pram was "just right" :)Lets just hope the nipper likes it ;)

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Finding a new name for OpenRC is hard. Thanks to everyone for their suggestions though - you make things easier :)a1200ux submitted probably the best idea so far of URC. But what does this stand for?UberRC ?UltimateRC ?UniversalRC ?UnixRC ?Just UberRC?Just URC?Just URC and it pops up a random name from above to say "$NAME is starting your system"?Or do you have something even better?Comment here with your thoughts as usual :)

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Open Robot Control / OpenRC is apparently trademarked. Although nothing on their site or their documentation has a trademark, I've been assured that the equipment they sell has the (TM) stamp after the OpenRC name. :O Bugger :( So, a new name is needed then. I'm open to suggestions, and would like to have RC as part of it. Infact the main part of it, as the main program is rc and we have rc-update, librc, etc. Currently I'm favouring ORC - Open Run Commands. Or Project ORC if you will :)So, post your suggestions here, or just say that ORC is fine :D

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