Re: sensible-x-terminal and x-terminal-emulator
From: Vincent Zweije <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: sensible-x-terminal and x-terminal-emulator
Date: Sat, 24 Jun 2000 17:10:46 +0200
> This may be a little late, but I'd like to point out that there two
> kinds of X terminals:
> -- A terminal emulator running under X (xterm, rxvt, yadda yadda);
> -- A graphical terminal (hardware) basically running nothing but an
> X server.
> If you choose wording like "sensible-x-terminal" and "XTERMINAL", these
> two kinds of X terminals are confused (well, maybe not to developers but
> certainly to end users). It might be advisable to choose something to
> better indicate the difference. Tossing some ideas:
Thank you for comment. I have not thought about that.
I personally don't like long package name more than 14 characters
because 'dpkg -l' displays only top 14 characters. However, I think
'sensible-xterm' is also confusing because 'xterm' is a name for
specific X terminal emulator.
After all, the package name is not important because I hope it will
be integrated into debianutils package! So I neglect 14-characters
If we don't mind the length of the name, 'sensible-x-terminal-emulator'
and '$XTERMINALEMULATOR' will be the most straightforward name. However,
even if we admit 'sensible-x-terminal-emulator' because users won't
type the name, '$XTERMINALEMULATOR' is surely too long.
Thus I would like to adopt 'sensible-x-term-emu' and '$XTERMEMU'.
# Don't think this is a mere problem on name, since this will be
# integrated into debianutils. :-)
> Please think about this. If we want to change the wording, it's got
> to be done NOW before "sensible-x-terminal" and "XTERMINAL" are too
> commonly used.
Tomohiro KUBOTA <email@example.com>