Opened 11 years ago

Closed 8 years ago

#2077 closed enhancement (fixed)

New name for "bootman"?

Reported by: scottmc Owned by: axeld
Priority: normal Milestone: R1
Component: Applications/BootManager Version: R1/Development
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked By: Blocking:
Has a Patch: no Platform: All


Perhaps bootmenu or something else? This was suggested on the mailing list, just capturing it here.

Change History (16)

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by mmadia

Component: - GeneralApplications/BootManager
Version: R1/pre-alpha1R1/Development

comment:2 Changed 9 years ago by koki

How about Boot Manager?

comment:3 Changed 9 years ago by axeld

That would be way too obvious, +1 from me :-) We should also move it to the applications, then, and add a proper icon.

comment:4 Changed 9 years ago by stippi

BeOS, at least R3, used to have this cool boot icon. Anyone remember? :-)

comment:5 in reply to:  4 Changed 9 years ago by jonas.kirilla

Replying to stippi:

BeOS, at least R3, used to have this cool boot icon. Anyone remember? :-)

I do, but wasn't that only in the PowerPC version?

I think I'd prefer a fresh new icon. Perhaps a blend of the Haiku leaf, the Windows flag(?) and the Linux penguin, alluding to multibooting, if at all possible without putting ourselves at risk, using those trademarks.

comment:6 Changed 9 years ago by diver

I really like bootman as it is now.

comment:7 Changed 9 years ago by tonestone57

BOOT MANager (bootman) is simple, easy to understand and sounds good to me.

Some people on the mailing list seem to like HaiLo (HAIku LOader). Which is another option but probably more confusing to new users. Name sounds cool but I feel so-so about it myself probably because HaiLo is closer to LILO-Linux and bootman closer tie to BeOS.

comment:8 Changed 9 years ago by Meanwhile

Just why 'Bootman' isn't good enough is still unclear? I think Bootman is perfect (and for god's sake don't open the door to all kinds of lame 'Hai-this' or 'Hai-that' varieties... -just my 2 cents)

comment:9 Changed 9 years ago by Disreali

There is no need to change the name, it has worked fine for a long time. Changing the name is more trouble than it is worth, plus I like the 'bootman' name.

comment:10 Changed 9 years ago by Disreali

There seems to be a consensus against changing the name. Can we close this as invalid?

comment:11 Changed 9 years ago by axeld

Where do you see that consensus? It's an application, so it does not belong to /bin but in /system/apps. And as an application, the name bootman is not adequate. Even the bug tracker category is called BootManager, and I see no convincing argument for sticking with bootman.

comment:12 Changed 9 years ago by Disreali

Sorry, seems I skipped over your previous comment.

comment:13 Changed 9 years ago by humdinger

Does it make sense to have a separate BootManager application? Since it's already in the "Tools" menu of the Installer app, maybe it'd be even nicer when merged with Installer. For the user Installer could be the one place to install the OS or update the boot menu. Depending how the package management is going to work, that could go here as well.

comment:14 Changed 9 years ago by axeld

While I like that idea in general, I think the current UI of the Installer is sub-optimal to be used as a tool for this, and I don't have a good idea on how to improve this.

I think the boot manager could have a better home in DriveSetup - there you could even select the device you want to install it on (an option that seems to be missing currently). Of course, it should still be used from the Installer, though I think it's not clear to which disk it will apply its tools.

As a stand-alone application, it's actually not that useful as is, as it would need to provide a way to select the target disk.

comment:15 Changed 8 years ago by scottmc

Looks like Bootman has been changed into BootManager. So the next step, do the text strings in BootManager need to be adjusted to match the new name? I see references to "boot manager" should that become "BootManager", keep in mind that this affects translations, but it's pretty apparent on HTA as there's now an entry for BootMan and BootManager.

comment:16 in reply to:  15 Changed 8 years ago by axeld

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

Replying to scottmc:

I see references to "boot manager" should that become "BootManager"

Nope, those references are fine; they don't refer to the application, but to the installed boot manager. They could be changed to "boot menu", though, as a better differentiation.

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