Naming for the Ubuntu Download Manager interface
gustavo at niemeyer.net
Wed Jan 18 15:22:07 UTC 2017
The second part of the point was cut out. Can you please at least let us
know how you feel about it, so we can be in sync about the right decision.
On Jan 18, 2017 1:02 PM, "Mike Sheldon" <michael.sheldon at canonical.com>
ubuntu-download-manager makes sense as a name to me, especially as it's
one of the APIs in the Ubuntu SDK.
On Wed, 2017-01-18 at 12:34 -0200, Gustavo Niemeyer wrote:
> The real issue with download-manager is that it's too general. We all
> have several download managers in our systems, so this gives no hint
> of what it's really talking about.
> We can call it ubuntu-download-manager if that's how the software was
> named. Note that part of the rationale of having unity8-contacts and
> unity8-calendar named like that was that these interfaces are likely
> to change in meaningful and incompatible ways in the near future. If
> the download manager is going to be bundled with unity8, it may be
> wise to do the same. We can always introduce a more general interface
> later.. not so nice to get out of a general interface that doesn't
> On Wed, Jan 18, 2017 at 11:47 AM, Mike Sheldon <michael.sheldon at canon
> ical.com> wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > Currently the interface for UDM (Ubuntu Download Manager) has been
> > named unity8-download-manager. It's my understanding that whilst we
> > might initially be bundling UDM within the unity8 snap to make the
> > first stages of development easier (e.g. so it can talk directly to
> > unity8's transfer indicator), the long term plan would be for it to
> > be
> > available separately.
> > Having UDM permanently tied to unity8 would seem to add a strong
> > disincentive for app developers to make use of it at all, as their
> > apps
> > would then no-longer be portable across different desktop
> > environments.
> > As such, I'm wondering if the naming of this interface is perhaps
> > misleading?
> > Thanks,
> > Mike
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