[Epiphany] Re: "Web Browser"
- From: "David Adam Bordoley" <bordoley msu edu>
- To: Marco Pesenti Gritti <mpeseng tin it>
- Cc: Havoc Pennington <hp redhat com>,Steve Salazar <eagsalazar hotmail com>, epiphany mozdev org
- Subject: [Epiphany] Re: "Web Browser"
- Date: Thu, 22 May 2003 11:59:36 -0400
Marco Pesenti Gritti writes:
> On Thu, 2003-05-22 at 17:15, David Adam Bordoley wrote:
>> Marco Pesenti Gritti writes:
>> > 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.
>> > Marco
>> I don't think foo is necessary at all no one complains about these apps
>> which also have various other kde/unix equivalents:
>> 1. gedit - Text Editor
>> 2. gnome-calculator - Calculator
>> 3. Gnome Dict - Dictionayr
>> 4. EOG - Image Viewer
>> 5. Gnome PDF - PDF File Viewer
>> 6. Rhythmbox - Music Player
>> 7. gnome cd player - CD Player
>> 8. gnome system monitor - system monitor
>> 9. yelp - help
>> 10. nautilus - Home Folder
>> ...the list goes on.
>> In fact imo the apps that do use "app name app type" style names make
>> finding the app harder since I have to recognize some pointless code name
>> "gnumeric" when I'm really just looking for my "Spreadsheet" program.
>> Using the app name in almost all cases, leads to decreased usability but
>> increased marketability (see the windows start menu). If distros want to
>> change the default menu titles, they are welcome too, but i see no reason
>> for us to break our menu label here.
> Well I guess a decision about this need to be made globally. If the HIG
> suggest to use Foo, I'd say to fix the HIG or fix epiphany :)
The hig doesn't suggest foo.
It says to include a functional description. It also says to remove
non-essential information from menu names. "Epiphany" is non-essential
information imo.  I want to open my "Web Browser." Any sane distro will
label the default browser "Web Browser" (like redhat does for mozilla
currently). If distros want to include multiple browsers, than imo they
should be responsible for changing the label not us.
 The current names used by the above mentioned apps were changed during
the writing of teh 1.0 HIG so they are definately in the spirit of the HIG.
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