Hacker Dictionary
 
Browse the Dictionary...
All A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Navigation Random Term
  • fall over
    [IBM] vi. Yet another synonym for {crash} or {lose}. `Fall over hard' equates to {crash and burn}.


  •  View Definition: kit 

    kit


    [USENET; poss. fr. DEC slang for a full software distribution, as opposed to a patch or upgrade] n. A source software distribution that has been packaged in such a way that it can (theoretically) be unpacked and installed according to a series of steps using only standard UNIX tools, and entirely documented by some reasonable chain of references from the top-level {README file}. The more general term distribution may imply that special tools or more stringent conditions on the host environment are required.