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Meaning of KIT

Pronunciation:  kit

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(usenet, possibly from dec) Slang for a full software distribution, as opposed to a patch or upgrade. 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.

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