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RE: Vote for a new name
RE: Vote for a new name
Mon, 20 Oct 2003 09:51:24 -0700
My Vote : DirectoryBrowser.app
Frédéric PRACA wrote:
Quoting "Pascal J.Bourguignon" <address@hidden>:
Frédéric PRACA writes:
I hesitated a lot for the name of GSLDAPBrowser and as Alex Perez told me
it seems that he said that to others) that GS.... name is too common and
indicates that the project only compiles on GNUstep (which is true for the
moment and maybe for a long time). So, I'd like you to tell me the name
Personnally, LDAPBrowser.app wasn't so bad but I wait for your
I'm thinking that LDAP is only one protocol to access directories.
There are other: ph, x500, etc, and perhaps one day you'll want to
subclass and allow your application to access these directories too.
Think also about reading directory and directory entry files (LDIF,
vCard, AddressBook, PalmDesktop TAB&RETURN formated address books,
But this way, it duplicates Addresses from Björn Giesler (I think of vCard and
AddressBook). Moreover, the structure of these directories are very different
and the GUI won't be accurate anymore. But it's an interesting point of view.
So you could easily expand your horizons beyond LDAP...
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"GSLDAPBrowser" is way way beyond my
eyeballs' ability to chop up and decode visually. It comes across as
"GOSDUIFGUKLHG(TOO_MANY_LETTERS!!!)rowser.app" Sorry, had to exaggerate that
one for everybody.
The good: It says what it is. It says what it
"GS"(GNUstep)"LDAP"(Lightweight Directory Access
Everybody seems to have communally decided against
prefixing all GNUstep based applications as "GS"SomeName.app, a la GNOME. This
leads to more variety, and seems like a good way to go. (GWorkspace, for
example. *nudge* "superfluous "G" *nudge* :-) )
So, bye-bye "GS".
Hello "LDAPBrowser.app". Still too many acronymal to fit into my mouth. My jaw
hurts just lookin' at that. :-)
Okay, it's a "browser" type program.
Lets keep that in mind. It uses the LDAP protocol... Mail.app isn't called
"MBOXMIMEBrowser". So what is an analogue for GSLDAPBrowser, when
condensed/abstracted toward its function?
"Tourguide.app" won't work,
because although the app "takes you on a tour" of "foreign directories" (i.e.
on other machines) it just doesn't fit conceptually.
"Signpost.app" are possibilities... Both evoke a "which way into strange and
foreign _paths_ can we take?"
"Lightweight.app" refers to the protocol,
however I think it oversimplifies the title to the point where it may be
Looking up LDAP and the X.500 protocol it is derived from (aka
DAP(which a corresponding "Heavyweight.app client could be entitled. hehehe
stop hitting me!)) conveyed to me that the protocols refer to a "directory
web" in the way that the world wide web refer to a "document and content
Therefore DAP and LDAP are ways to globally deal with document
hierarchies. So "Hierarchy.app" makes sense. As does "HierarchyBrowser.app" or
"HierarchyWaypost.app" even "HierarchyTourguide.app." Perhaps
There was also the idea listed to drop the
protocol specific terminology from the application title to permit other
protocols to be supported. In that aspect should the application then be
morphed into a bundle for FileViewer? If that becomes the desired direction
then perhaps GSLDAPBrowser could be converted into a protocol manager for
FileViewer, or the necessary Preferences panes to accomplish that, with the
directory browsing portion being repackaged as a plugin bundle for FileViewer.
Maybe then FileViewer could become "Portal" or "FilePortal" to indicate its
Or not. I'm just tring to offer constructive food
for thought. It really is kinda funny (the ha ha variety) that I was choking
on the "GSLDAPBrowser.app" title a couple days ago, and now there is a
proposal for potential renaming.
All in all after thinking/typing out my
ideas on the title, I think I like "HierarchyPortal.app" or
"HierarchyWaypost.app" the most.
RE: Vote for a new name,
S.B., Vaitheeswaran <=
- Vote for a new name, (continued)
- Vote for a new name, Pascal J . Bourguignon, 2003/10/14
- Re: Vote for a new name, Frédéric PRACA, 2003/10/14
- Re: Vote for a new name, thisguyisi, 2003/10/17
- Re: Vote for a new name, Dennis Leeuw, 2003/10/17
- Re: Vote for a new name, Chris Beaham, 2003/10/17
- Re: Vote for a new name, PUYDT Julien, 2003/10/17
- Re: Vote for a new name, Helge Hess, 2003/10/17
- Re: Vote for a new name, Alex Perez, 2003/10/17
- Re: Vote for a new name, Pascal J . Bourguignon, 2003/10/17
- Re: Vote for a new name, Gregory John Casamento, 2003/10/17