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Re: App Naming Nazi (was: Re: Gstreamer)

From: Chris B. Vetter
Subject: Re: App Naming Nazi (was: Re: Gstreamer)
Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2004 18:08:45 -0800

On Tue, 20 Jan 2004 16:15:04 -0600
René Berber <address@hidden> wrote:
> On 2004-01-20 14:37:11 -0600 Alex Perez <address@hidden>
> wrote:
> >> - GPlayer.app: What MoviePlayer.app was before.
> > I loved everything you said to this point in your email, so don't
> > let this negative comment overshadow the fact that I think the
> > project is great, but I do not think we need any more ridiculous
> > GWhatever names. Why append G? Why is that necessary? *MANY* here
> > consider that extremely bad style, and I am in that group. Does the
> > G buy you anything? Does it tell you what the app does? Then why put
> > it there in the first place? Why presume nonportability?
> What about G for Gsteamer?

That's precisely the point. G<something> is commonly used for *GTK* and
*GNOME* stuff, while K<something> refers to KDE.

So, using G<something>(.app) is misleading (and dumb, I agree with Alex)

> Stop the dumb remarks.

Indeed, please do.


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