Re: Baobab

That's because the developers no longer had rights to the Ethereal
name.  Personally, I prefer the name Ethereal, and find it far from
arbitrary ("Ethernet", anyone?).  "Wireshark" is a more aggressive
name that makes it sound like part of a sploit kit, IMHO.


On 8/12/06, Alex Jones <alex weej com> wrote:
You know I only recently noticed that the guys behind Ethereal took the
move of renaming it to something slightly less arbitrary - "Wireshark".
Smart move. Perhaps we should follow suit with some of our crazily-named

On Sat, 2006-08-12 at 01:57 -0700, Matthew Paul Thomas wrote:
> On Aug 11, 2006, at 2:47 PM, Alan Horkan wrote:
> >
> > On Fri, 11 Aug 2006, Chipzz wrote:
> > ...
> >> <Clueless user> Baobab? WTF is Baobab?
> >
> > Two words: disk usage.
> >
> > It is also a type of tree.
> Chipzz was voicing a likely question of someone who hasn't seen Baobab
> before upon encountering "Open in Baobab", not being a clueless user
> him-/her-self.
> Brand names should be used for things where competition or standards
> compliance is important (e.g. operating systems, Web browsers, Internet
> protocols, file formats). For something as mundane as a "View by Size"
> menu item, go for obviousness instead.
> > This was discussed recently
> >
> > msg00681.html
> Yes, Chipzz's message is part of that same thread.
> > ...
> > The third item listed by google for the word Baobab is the homepage for
> > the Baobab disk usage program:
> >
> > ...
> Are you suggesting that someone be expected to search Google to
> understand menu items in a file manager?

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