Re: [Epiphany] Re: "Web Browser"

On Thu, 2003-05-22 at 06:09, Havoc Pennington wrote:
> 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
> > to.
> 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.

If we need a Foo then I agree it should be Epiphany.
I dont think it's useful to expose the desktop concept (as intended in
Linux) on the user interface.


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