Opened 11 years ago

Closed 11 years ago

#2938 closed enhancement (fixed)

Aplication names in the Menu in pre-alpha1

Reported by: miqlas Owned by: axeld
Priority: normal Milestone: R1
Component: Applications Version: R1/pre-alpha1
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked By: Blocking:
Has a Patch: no Platform: x86


Every application have big start letter in his name (in the Haiku Menu), only the pe and the vlc don't have.

Attachments (1)

Fix_Pe_VLC_links.patch (1.0 KB ) - added by umccullough 11 years ago.
New patch for Pe/VLC links

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Change History (11)

comment:1 by umccullough, 11 years ago

Type: bugenhancement

I added a patch that substitutes new names for the links in OptionalPackages.

I also used this opportunity to give a better descriptive name for the that is created in the downloads folder (helpful if the version changes in the future).

comment:2 by diver, 11 years ago

I would like to see "VideoLAN" instead of "VLC".

comment:3 by umccullough, 11 years ago

It is called VLC when it's running, and that's pretty much how it's referred to officially.

VideoLAN is technically the name of the organization that distributes it, not the same of the software itself (which used to be referred to as the "VideoLAN Client").

I think VLC is suitable.

comment:4 by stippi, 11 years ago

If you read press releases from the VLC team, they seem to be very strict about having it called "VLC media player" with exactly this capitalization. :-)

by umccullough, 11 years ago

Attachment: Fix_Pe_VLC_links.patch added

New patch for Pe/VLC links

comment:5 by umccullough, 11 years ago

This is true, I installed the latest version on my Windows box to confirm - the actual link in the start menu is called "VLC media player" (even though it is in a group called VideoLAN)

I updated the patch to reflect this.

comment:6 by diver, 11 years ago

Great! :-)

comment:7 by diver, 11 years ago

Wll maby not. I would want VLC media player as a menu, but not as binary name. It would be easy to lauch a movie from terminal like "vlc movie.avi". But now you have to "VLC\ media\ player movie.avi"

comment:8 by umccullough, 11 years ago

I would tend to agree with diver.

On other platforms, the executable name is only "vlc" while the link is "VLC media player".

I'd rather prefer the shorter process name when looking at running processes anyway, and I don't think "vlc" is ambiguous enough to cause any confusion.

I vote for changing the binary back to vlc (per the standard distribution).

comment:9 by mmadia, 11 years ago

Both "Pe" and "VLC" are listed in Deskbar. request to close this ticket.

comment:10 by anevilyak, 11 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed
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