Re: [desktop] why kde and gnome's menu situation sucks
On Thu, Oct 24, 2002 at 12:26:55AM -0400, Colin Walters wrote:
> On Wed, 2002-10-23 at 23:46, Luke Seubert wrote:
> > I believe I understand your point. Is the idea to use a label like "Web
> > Browser", instead of a label like "Explorer", or a proper name like,
> > "Galeon"?
> For what it's worth, the GNOME project is generally pushing for
> functional names like "Web Browser", except when a particular project
> has significant recognition in the free software community (e.g. Galeon,
> Mozilla). So what they'll do is put the project name in parenthesis
> afterwards, like:
> Web Browser (Galeon)
> This seems like a very reasonable approach IMO.
I agree. The trouble with a label like "Web Browser" is that while it may
be fine for someone coming from Windows, anyone coming from, say
Mandrake, will say "hang on where's Galeon?" In other words the label
without the proram name appended gets in the way of someone who knows
which program they want to run.