Strange filenames in Examples folder

Bug #43558 reported by Wouter
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example-content (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

The filenames in the Examples folder of the live-cd must be quite strange for a new user. E.g:

Why not change them to:
About Ubuntu [Russian]
CD Cover
Alice In Wonderland - Chapter 01

As this could be the first folder users are looking into, it should be as easy for the eyes and mind as possible, imho.

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Roshan Shariff (roshan.shariff) wrote :

I agree. Why not use Linux's support for arbitrary filenames instead of limiting ourselves to lowercase characters, hyphens, and underscores.

Changed in example-content:
status: Unconfirmed → Confirmed
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Henrik Nilsen Omma (henrik) wrote :

It was done this way to group files by applications (like OpenOffice), though tastes will differ. We won't change the names for dapper, ut can revisit the topic for edgy.

Changed in example-content:
status: Confirmed → Rejected
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Wouter (woutervanwijk-netscape) wrote :

I can understand that, but I think it's clearer for a first time user. It looks more polished I would say. Sad that the examples in Dapper aren't as polished as they could be. It would indeed be good to change them for edgy.

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Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt) wrote :

Dapper has been released now, so I think it's time to revisit the topic. (I was just about to report a duplicate of this bug.)

Changed in example-content:
status: Invalid → New
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Henrik Nilsen Omma (henrik) wrote :

The community team is preparing an update to the example content for Hardy so we should see this fixed in the process.

Changed in example-content:
assignee: nobody → jonobacon
importance: Medium → Low
milestone: none → ubuntu-8.04
status: New → Confirmed
Steve Langasek (vorlon)
Changed in example-content:
milestone: ubuntu-8.04 → later
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Hew (hew) wrote :

Same names still exist in Intrepid.

Changed in example-content:
status: Confirmed → Triaged
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Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt) wrote :

The correct way to group files by application in a folder is to set the folder to open in "View" > "Arrange Items" > "By Type" by default, not to give them crufty names.

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Endolith (endolith) wrote :

If you're going to include examples, they should actually be *good* examples. Show that you can use spaces and Unicode characters in filenames. Organize them in folders based on their content, not based on the filetype.

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Endolith (endolith) wrote :

How about this for structure and filenames?

|-- Derivatives of Ubuntu.doc
|-- Example files
| |-- About Ubuntu [Russian].rtf
| |-- About these files.odt
| |-- Aesop’s Fables, Volume 1 (Fable 1) - The Fox and The Grapes.spx
| |-- GIMP Ubuntu splash screen.xcf
| |-- Kubuntu leaflet (source).svg
| |-- Logos
| | |-- Kubuntu logo (source).svg
| | |-- Kubuntu logo.png
| | |-- Ubuntu logo (source).svg
| | `-- Ubuntu logo.png
| |-- Maxwell's equations.odt
| |-- Payment schedule.ods
| |-- Trigonometric functions.xls
| `-- Ubuntu Free Culture Showcase
| |-- Caravanacid - Patas de trapo.oga
| `-- Stop motion Ubuntu.ogv
|-- Kubuntu leaflet.jpg
|-- Presenting Kubuntu.odp
|-- Presenting Ubuntu.odp
|-- Ubuntu adoption case studies
| |-- Contact Air GmbH.pdf
| |-- Howard County Library.pdf
| |-- KRUU-FM Radio.pdf
| |-- Locatrix Communications.pdf
| |-- Oxford Archaeology.pdf
| |-- Skegness Grammar School.pdf
| |-- The Johns Hopkins University.pdf
| |-- University of Oakland.pdf
| `-- Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute.pdf
`-- Welcome to Ubuntu.odt

Then instead of being an "Examples" folder in the Home directory, it could be a "Welcome" or "Introduction" folder on the Desktop, for more visibility for newcomers, with Introductory files inside, and then more example files in a subdirectory.

I'm not sure if removing the file extensions is a good idea. Most are recognized fine by magic words, but some (Trigonometric functions.xls) are not.

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Endolith (endolith) wrote :

This was fixed, but it still uses underscores instead of spaces. Why?

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Daniel Holbach (dholbach) wrote :

Thanks a lot.

Uploaded and sitting in the archive admin queue.

Changed in example-content (Ubuntu):
assignee: jonobacon → nobody
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package example-content - 36

example-content (36) jaunty; urgency=low

  [ Timo Jyrinki ]
  * Change symlink into a .desktop file
  * Add I18N infrastructure for the .desktop file using Python (LP: #45489)
  * Move content from root to main and source directories
  * Update Standards-Version (no changes)
  * Update copyright file

  [ Keith Worrell ]
  * oo-derivatives.doc: Added Xubuntu and Edubuntu banners from respective
    web sites to represent distributions in the same manner as Kubuntu within
    the document preserving single page layout.
  * Added banners used in oo-derivatives.doc to ./logos
  * oo-about-these-files: Updated "current" version of OpenOffice
  * oo-presenting-ubuntu.odp: updated slide 3 screenshot to reflect
    a more modern clean ubuntu install
  * Corrected format of case_Wellcome.pdf,
    case_Howard_county_Library.pdf, case_OaklandUniversity.pdf,
  * Fixed typos (LP: #342362, #209776, #223382)
  * Changed footer logo in certain case files to be more consistant
    where appropriate.

  [ Endolith ]
  * renamed all files to have more recognisable names. (LP: #43558)

  [ Jorge O. Castro ]
  * main/About_These_Files.odt: Update with the new content.
  * Ubuntu_adoption_case_studies/Oakland_University.pdf: Rename pdf from
    "University of Oakland" to the correct "Oakland University".
  * Add winners from the Free Culture Showcase Competition:
    - Invocation.ogg by MoShang,
    - SpiritOfUbuntu.ogv by Robbie Ferguson,
    - CanadianClouds.jpg by m0deth.

  [ Daniel Holbach ]
  * debian/control:
    - drop po-debconf Build-Depends.
    - changed xs-vcs-bzr to vcs-bzr.
    - move python-distutils-extra to Build-Depends-Indep.
  * debian/copyright: updated.
  * main/About_These_Files.odt: more updating.
  * Changed spaces to underscores in Endolith's changes. Moved case studies
    in separate directory.
  * Ubuntu_Free_Culture_Showcase/CanadianClouds.jpg,
    Ubuntu_Free_Culture_Showcase/SpiritOfUbuntu.ogv: embed artist and license

 -- Daniel Holbach <email address hidden> Tue, 24 Mar 2009 17:20:15 +0100

Changed in example-content:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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Endolith (endolith) wrote :

Why were spaces changed to underscores?

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