[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: 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. [1] 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.
>[1] 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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