Re: [Epiphany] Re: "Web Browser"
- From: Havoc Pennington <hp redhat com>
- To: David Adam Bordoley <bordoley msu edu>
- Cc: Steve Salazar <eagsalazar hotmail com>, epiphany mozdev org
- Subject: Re: [Epiphany] Re: "Web Browser"
- Date: Thu, 22 May 2003 00:09:49 -0400
On Wed, May 21, 2003 at 11:59:10PM -0400, David Adam Bordoley wrote:
> I think of the name "Epiphany" as more of a code name than a user visible
> name. There is a pretty good chance that if we become the default gnome web
> browser, our uservisible name will just be "Gnome Web Browser" and the app
> will be launchable from the command line using gnome-web-browser. This was a
> suggestion from seth, so i'm fairly certain it will happen eventually.
> Epiphany is aiming for good gnome integration. Apps such as Gedit use Text
> Editor for instance so i don't really think this is an issue for stock
> gnome. If distro's want to change this, they're of course welcome
The HIG says you should name it "Foo Web Browser" "Foo Text Editor"
etc. with maybe an escape hatch for things like Calculator that don't
need a Foo.
I don't really think Foo=GNOME is appropriate; apps should be able to
run under any desktop, and it's confusing if an app has the same name
as the desktop environment in that case. gnome-foo is fine when
something's part of a desktop or if something is a Calculator
(Foo=nothing), but seems silly for big applications.
"Epiphany Web Browser" is a good name IMO.
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