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Fwd: Changing the name of Pantheon Terminal


I realized I only replied to cassidy.. forwarding to list:

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From: Scott Ringwelski <sgringwe@xxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, Mar 26, 2012 at 10:00 AM
Subject: Re: [Elementary-dev-community] Changing the name of Pantheon
To: Cassidy James <c@xxxxxxxxxxx>

I disagree. Pantheon Terminal is not consistent with the names of our other
apps and should be changed so that it is consistent. Or, we could change
the names of all the other apps to have "Pantheon" in front of it's name +
the apps function after (Pantheon Calendar, Pantheon Email, Pantheon Web
Browser), but I think that is ridiculous and sounds bad.

Even if pantheon terminal has the name Panther, we can still refer to it as
"Terminal" in slingshot.

On Mon, Mar 26, 2012 at 9:21 AM, Cassidy James <c@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Shnatsel, the app naming section is really speaking more to third-party
> apps that want to have a unique brand. One thing we've been talking about
> that needs to be addressed is when we have stock apps that we want to call
> by a generic name.
> For example, we might just want to refer to Dexter as "Contacts," Geary as
> "Mail," etc. And not just the .desktop, but actually rename the apps
> themselves so it'd be reflected in the title, about menu, etc.
> It's something we're working on and will update the HIG with. However, I
> really strongly think we should keep Terminal as simple and expected as
> possible.
> On Mar 26, 2012 8:10 AM, "Сергей" <shnatsel@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> 2012/3/26 Cassidy James <c@xxxxxxxxxxx>:
>> > I think it's important that it be referred to as Terminal on the desktop
>> > itself, and Pantheon Terminal simply describes that it was designed for
>> our
>> > DE. It's similar to how there's GNOME Terminal, GNOME Calculator, etc.
>> when
>> > they're just referred to as Terminal and Calculator on the desktop.
>> >
>> > Calling it something else loses that obviousness and just seems
>> unnecessary
>> > to be honest. Plus "Panther" doesn't tell me what it does at all.
>> >
>> > Regards,
>> > Cassidy James
>> Thank to FreeDesktop.org specs, it's up to the application launcher
>> what to display in such cases (see
>> http://elementaryos.org/docs/human-interface-guidelines/desktop-integration/app-launchers
>> ).
>> "Panther" is OK IMHO and it's compliant with
>> http://elementaryos.org/docs/human-interface-guidelines/text/naming-your-app
>> --
>> shnatsel
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