Please consider not prefixing u on the application name

Bug #1526090 reported by Robert Ancell on 2015-12-14
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Michael Zanetti

Bug Description

The application name is upebble - Please consider dropping the u prefix from the front. This naming scheme has been repeated numerous times in various projects (e.g. GNOME and KDE) and works out badly. It results in all applications being grouped together under one letter (u in this case) which makes them hard to find and distinguish.

If the u is being used to distinguish this application from other platforms this is unnecessary since all applications on Ubuntu are by definition for Ubuntu. If it is being used to avoid making this look like an official Pebble application use a suffix (e.g. "Pebble (unofficial)").

cm-t arudy (cm-t) wrote :

Hi Robert Ancell,

We had a talk last night about a rename. The new name might land soon.

It might replaces the launchpad human name "Pebble App on Ubuntu", but the code name "upebble" might be kept for the while, at least on launchpad (until I f find this 'rename' button…)

Changed in upebble:
status: New → In Progress
importance: Undecided → Low
assignee: nobody → Michael Zanetti (mzanetti)
Michael Zanetti (mzanetti) wrote :

I would argue that if you're grouping apps by their initial letter it's never gonna work out well... To me KDE worked just fine despite everything being named ksomething. Wouldn't have noticed it being a problem at all.

Anyhow, as cm-t says, we're gonna rename the project due to legal reasons soon anyways.

Changed in upebble:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Changed in upebble:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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