Formal complaint concerning the use of the name "System Settings" by GNOME
lferrett at gnome.org
Sat Jul 23 01:48:09 BST 2011
2011/7/23 Matthias Clasen <matthias.clasen at gmail.com>:
>> I'd like to suggest that the GNOME developers consider changing the
>> public name of their app to "System Preferences." This matches the Mac
>> OS X design and arguably GNOME follows some parts of OS X design.
>> Furthermore, it is more in line with Gnome 2's System>Preferences and
> That is an absurd proposal. What next, rename gnome-terminal to
> 'Commandline Window' because Xfce also ships a 'Terminal' ?!
> Generic names don't come with exclusive ownership...
> And as has already been pointed out, offering the user a meaningless
> choice between 'System Settings' and 'System Preferences' is no less
> of a failure than having 2 identical items.
Matthias, please, I suppose this thread doesn't need your aggressiveness.
What about, instead, Shaun's proposal? It seems reasonable to me
(while I like to test it) and we could do the same in GNOME stuff
(while it's additional work for maintainers and tranlators).
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