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Re: [eclipse.org-planning-council] SimRel Naming
- From: Ed Merks <ed.merks@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 5 May 2018 05:51:58 +0200
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Note that this page has a tiny little version indicator:
If each package started with "Eclipse IDE for ", then "Eclipse IDE
YYYY-MM" would seem a fine tiny little label (hardly noticed anyway). It
would seem fine even if the packages have the names they have now.
Definitely "Get Eclipse Oxygen" on the following page is more prominent
and will need something more qualified than "Get Eclipse YYYY-MM":
That could be just "Get Eclipse IDE YYYY-MM" or "Get Eclipse Desktop IDE
I suppose it would be nice somehow if the IDE had a sexy brand, but it
doesn't; that would be great for the the Eclipse Project for that
matter.Â That being said, each "Eclipse for Abc" package does have its
own brand and name, so the brand for the IDE would need to be some
generic thing, i.e., some arbitrary noun not currently associated with
the Eclipse IDE.
In any case, so far the discussion has been about naming the train,
conflated with naming the version, and seemly now also conflated with
naming and branding the IDE itself.Â To me creating a new sexy version
indicator as a brand (that needs IP review and approval) 4 times each
year to name the IDE or train doesn't seem wise, and it doesn't seem
necessary to make these two web pages complete.Â Not to mention how
meaningless will be to the user...
LikeÂ you, I too would be happy if the IDE had a sexy brand name, but
consider just a moment how few places it would be used.Â And consider
how difficult it is to get brand recognition for a new brand.Â Is this
Planning Council mailing list really the brand-expertise group to come
up with such a thing?Â I'm doubtful.Â To me it feels just a naming game,
and we don't seem to all be playing the same game.Â Are we naming the
train, the version, or the IDE itself?
On 04.05.2018 20:48, Doug Schaefer wrote:
Sorry, I'm a legacy member of the council (i.e. not one but still am on this list), but have a question.
What goes in place of "Get Eclipse OXYGEN" that we currently have on the download page?
It's too bad the IDE doesn't have a cool name like Che or Orion. I'm with Dani on picking something that starts with Q and start converting it to the brand name for the IDE, even if he was joking â. Lots of cool names start with Q.
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