[maemo-community] Command line apps & Extras

From: Graham Cobb g+770 at cobb.uk.net
Date: Mon Nov 30 00:59:06 EET 2009
On Sunday 29 November 2009 10:35:40 hyartep wrote:
> On Sat, Nov 28, 2009 at 16:57, Valerio Valerio <vdv100 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > 3 - All CLI app should have a default sentence in his description, that
> > clearly states that the app is only usable from the command line (no
> > icon, no GUI) - Most of the users will not read the descriptions, but if
> > they complain about it, is their fault because the notice is there :P . 
> > A similar sentence should be also used in the enablers (OGG support,..).
> i would even support, if all console apps are named like "console-*" (or
> term-*, terminal-*, zznogui-*, ...) (e.g. console-ssh-client, or
> terminal-ssh-client). together with special description, of course.

No: applications should have short but meaningful and useful names, 
not "unix-style" names and certainly not names which have information coded 
into them.  The icon and description are fine.  The developer should be free 
to choose the name as they like.

This whole discussion is a really short term problem.  Once there are 500 
applications in extras, people aren't going to be going through the list in 
H-A-M installing applications: they are going to be using the web pages 
(Maemo Downloads) and the categories, ratings, reviews, etc. on those pages.  
H-A-M will be used mainly for removing and upgrading applications.

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