Kit: [USENET; Poss. Fr. DEC Slang For A Full Software Distribution, As Opposed To A Patch Or Upgrade] N.

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: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.
-- The AI Hackers Dictionary