Computer Janitor is a bad name

Bug #533557 reported by Benjamin Humphrey on 2010-03-06
This bug affects 12 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
computer-janitor (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: computer-janitor

The name is wrong - "janitor" is rarely used outside the United States of America, down here in New Zealand we use "cleaner." I'm pretty sure "janitor" wouldn't translate that well either into Hungarian, Chinese or Arabic for example.

Also, "Computer Janitor" does't describe what it does at all. Perhaps "Package Cleaner" would be more appropriate.

Nikola Yanev (gericom) wrote :

Or something like Crap Cleaner, although it's the former name of win32 software CCleaner. Nice suggestion anyway.

Changed in computer-janitor (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Confirmed
Aron Xu (happyaron) on 2010-03-09
Changed in ubuntu-translations:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Triaged
Barry Warsaw (barry) wrote :

How about Decruftifimicator? :)

Alan Lord (theopensourcerer) wrote :

I do agree, Janitor is not widely used outside of the States. And it usually means someone who cleans toilets AFAICT. :-)

In the UK the common word used instead of Janitor is Caretaker (Most schools have one who is responsible for general maintenance and building upkeep etc.). But I guess that doesn't exactly compliment the app's function?

Fred (eldmannen+launchpad) wrote :

System Cleaner would sound nice.

MrLogistiX (kebrown) wrote :

Rubbish Remover? System Cobweb Remover/Cleaner/Sweeper? Package Ghostbuster? Chimney Sweep?

Vish (vish) on 2011-02-22
Changed in hundredpapercuts:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Triaged
Adolfo Jayme (fitojb) on 2013-04-10
no longer affects: ubuntu-translations
Adolfo Jayme (fitojb) on 2013-12-17
no longer affects: hundredpapercuts
Changed in computer-janitor (Ubuntu):
importance: Low → Wishlist
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