Package names and executable names for ubuntu-core-apps are not consistent.

Bug #1297300 reported by Bartosz Kosiorek on 2014-03-25
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Dropping Letters
Low
Unassigned
Stock Ticker App
Low
Unassigned
Sudoku App
Low
Unassigned
Ubuntu Calculator App
Low
Unassigned
Ubuntu Calendar App
Low
Unassigned
Ubuntu Clock App
Low
Unassigned
Ubuntu File Manager App
Low
Unassigned
Ubuntu Music App
Low
Unassigned
Ubuntu Notes app
Low
Unassigned
Ubuntu Shorts App
Low
Unassigned
Ubuntu Terminal App
Low
Unassigned
Ubuntu Weather App
Low
Unassigned

Bug Description

The names of the Ubuntu Core packages are inconsistant.
Here is the list of packages available from "touch-core" package:
   ubuntu-calculator-app
   calendar-app
   ubuntu-clock-app
   ubuntu-weather-app
   ubuntu-filemanager-app
   rssreader-app
   ubuntu-terminal-app
   sudoku-app
   stock-ticker-mobile-app
   dropping-letters
   reminders-app
   music-app
I think it should have common naming convention (for example "ubuntu-<appname>-app" )

The similar situation is with Core application executables.
For example to run Calculator you must type command:
   ubuntu-calculator-app
But to run calendar app you must specify following command:
  calendar-app
I think it should be similar names (for example "ubuntu-<appname>-app" or "touch-<appname>-app")

The package touch-coreapps is confusing for novice users. I think is should have similar name as core apps (for example "ubuntu-core-apps" )

summary: - Package names and executable names are not consistent.
+ Package names and executable names for ubuntu-core-apps are not
+ consistent.
Pat McGowan (pat-mcgowan) wrote :

The original intent was to not use an ubuntu- prefix anywhere, as ubuntu is the os. So if any cleanup is done perhaps thats the way to go, and will be consistent with the other pre-installed apps.

Nekhelesh Ramananthan (nik90) wrote :

@core-app-devs, please defer this to post 14.04 cycle since we do not want to be messing around with the executable file and cmake changes this late in the cycle.

Changed in ubuntu-clock-app:
importance: Undecided → Low
milestone: none → backlog
status: New → Confirmed
Andrew Hayzen (ahayzen) on 2014-03-25
Changed in music-app:
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Confirmed
Victor Thompson (vthompson) wrote :

I agree with Pat and this was the direction Music app was given when we started the project. I don't think the music app will need to take any action to assimilate to any naming/packaging framework/scheme for the core apps.

@vthompson: same here for sudoku-app.

Changed in music-app:
importance: Low → Undecided
status: Confirmed → New
Changed in ubuntu-calendar-app:
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in ubuntu-calculator-app:
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Confirmed
Nicholas Skaggs (nskaggs) wrote :

Yes, +1 for cleanup to be in the direction of dropping ubuntu. Honestly, I'd drop the -app everywhere too, but perhaps that's just me :-)

Changed in ubuntu-filemanager-app:
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Triaged
David Planella (dpm) on 2014-03-31
Changed in music-app:
status: New → Invalid
Changed in reminders-app:
status: New → Invalid
Changed in ubuntu-rssreader-app:
importance: Undecided → Low
Changed in ubuntu-weather-app:
importance: Undecided → Low
Changed in ubuntu-terminal-app:
importance: Undecided → Low
Changed in reminders-app:
importance: Undecided → Low
Changed in music-app:
importance: Undecided → Low
Changed in ubuntu-calendar-app:
importance: Undecided → Low
Changed in sudoku-app:
importance: Undecided → Low
Changed in stock-ticker-mobile-app:
importance: Undecided → Low
Changed in dropping-letters:
importance: Undecided → Low
Changed in ubuntu-clock-app:
status: Confirmed → In Progress
Changed in ubuntu-clock-app:
milestone: backlog → 2.2
Changed in ubuntu-clock-app:
milestone: 2.2 → backlog
Changed in ubuntu-clock-app:
milestone: backlog → postrtm
Changed in ubuntu-calculator-app:
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Changed in ubuntu-clock-app:
status: In Progress → Triaged

So when one can expect (if ever) to get consistent naming for ubuntu-core-apps.

This bug is nearly 3 years old.

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