Re: [Evolution-hackers] branding

Jon - Thank you for raising the issue.

The product name is Ximian Evolution.  We are continuing to keep this name for the foreseeable future.

The Connector documentation is in the Help file only because we did not have a simple way to install the Connector and then have the Connector Help appear in the correct place.  I am not sure if that restriction still exists, but expect it does. 


On Wed, 2004-03-31 at 14:01 -0500, William Jon McCann wrote:

I hope this isn't too controversial...

Currently, evolution uses a fair amount of product branding.  By this I 
mean that "Ximian Evolution" is used as are Ximian logos and trademarks.

Given that Evolution is targeting inclusion in GNOME desktop would it be 
appropriate to try to remove some of this for a default GNOME build? 
Perhaps a configure option could turn on branding (--enable-branding)?

Changes might include:
  - "Ximian Evolution" -> "Evolution"
  - Ximian about dialog -> GNOMEish about dialog
  - Removing the advertisement for Connector in the help file
  - changing URLs to

This has two benefits in my view.  First, it keeps GNOME brand-free. 
Second, it makes the branding more meaningful when it is only included 
in an Official Novell/Ximian build.

Is there a GNOME policy on this?

What do you think?

evolution-hackers maillist  -  evolution-hackers lists ximian com

Christine McLellan
Senior Product Manager, Ximian
Novell, Inc
christine ximian com

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