Re: [evolution-patches] task preview in task component
- From: Anna Marie Dirks <anna ximian com>
- To: Ettore Perazzoli <ettore ximian com>
- Cc: Dan Winship <danw ximian com>, Rodrigo Moya <rodrigo ximian com>, Evolution Patches <evolution-patches ximian com>
- Subject: Re: [evolution-patches] task preview in task component
- Date: Wed, 09 Jul 2003 16:29:23 -0400
On Wed, 2003-07-09 at 15:36, Ettore Perazzoli wrote:
> On Tue, 2003-07-08 at 16:17, Dan Winship wrote:
> > "Preview Pane" was never a very good name in Evolution. In old versions
> > of Outlook, the name referred to the fact that you could preview the
> > message in the preview pane, but to actually act on it, you had to open
> > it in its own window. But then they kept making more and more
> > functionality available in the "Preview Pane" until they finally ditched
> > the name in 2003, where it is now the "Reading Pane".
> Interesting. Anna, maybe we should be doing the same?
Maybe. I am all for us improving our terminology, and using words that
are more consistent with other apps. As to whether "Reading Pane" is
more understandable than "Preview Pane" or not, I would feel more
comfortable making such a change if we tested the term to see how
existing and new evo users reacted to it. Surely making such a change is
not something that needs to be done right this minute, is it? Do you
have a deadline for when you'd like to make a decision about this?
To be honest, I think there is a good chance that we can come up with
something better than "Reading Pane". (We read in many places on the
app, don't we? We read the message list, we read the toolbar names, we
read the menus, we read the tooltips...) What makes the reading done in
the Reading Pane distinct?
I am personally feeling more inclined toward names like "Details Pane",
"Inline Viewing Pane", "Message Pane/Task Pane/Contact Pane".For that
matter, I would be very happy if we could get rid of the word "Pane".
(What does it map to in the real world? A sheet of glass in a window? An
opening in a slashed garment? A square on a checkerboard? What do these
things have to do with the area where I read my messages?)
"Inline Message View" , "Inline Task View".. these phrases seem to use
more familiar terms to me. Yes? No?
Anna Marie Dirks <anna ximian com>
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