Re: [Evolution-hackers] branding

Hey Christine ~

On Wed, 2004-03-31 at 17:32 -0500, Christine McLellan wrote:

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

I don't think this is about changing the product name.  Jon's concern
was over the integration of Evolution into GNOME.  If Evolution becomes
a part of the Desktop then there are a bunch of guidelines that need to
be followed.  One of which is the display name of the application in the
Applications menu, for the GNOME core I would suggest it to be
"Groupware Suite" or something to that effect.  

Ximian can continue to roll out XD with the name being Ximian Evolution
in the Applications menu, but the default GNOME install would use a
generic application name (whatever name we agree on) to describe Evo.

> 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.  

Hm, this might have to be fixed somehow, I don't see a problem unless it
really is an advertisement and not just help docs.  If there is a
problem I think a patch would be the easiest way to change this, a
better system might be too difficult for this single instance of the

~ Bryan

> On Wed, 2004-03-31 at 14:01 -0500, William Jon McCann wrote: 
> > Hi,
> > 
> > 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?
> > 
> > Thanks,
> > Jon
> > _______________________________________________
> > evolution-hackers maillist  -  evolution-hackers lists ximian com
> >
> Christine McLellan
> Senior Product Manager, Ximian
> Novell, Inc
> christine ximian com
> 617.613.2031
Bryan Clark
GNOME Usability Project

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