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Re: Possible future Gorm name change

From: Sašo Kiselkov
Subject: Re: Possible future Gorm name change
Date: Thu, 17 Nov 2005 11:21:05 +0100
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Quoting Gregory John Casamento <address@hidden>:

> All,
> I have been considering for some time changing Gorm's name to something else.
> I believe that some people might find the name a little awkward and some,
> particularly on slashdot, commented on it.
> In spite of the fact that other Open Source/Free Software apps have odd
> names,
> GIMP being possibly the most glaring example, some people seem to dislike the
> Gorm name.
> I wanted to take the opportunity now, rather than later, to ask if anyone has
> any suggestions they would like to make regarding the name of the
> application.
> My personal favorite, if the name were to be changed, is InterfaceCreator
> since
> this goes very well with ProjectCenter.

Perhaps change it to something which doesn't have a "Gor" combination - that
makes the name sound a bit darkish and brings up associations in my head such
as "gore", "growl", "grunt", etc. But that's an unimportant little thing and
I'm fine with Gorm's current name as well. Just please don't change it to
"InterfaceCreator" or another silly tongue twister. If change, then something
short and simple to remember. Look at other IDE's names: Xcode, Eclipse,
NetBeans, Code::Blocks, Visual Studio, Lazarus, etc. - they're all relatively
short and sound quite nice (also to non-English speakers).

> On Cocoa you have PB and IB and on GNUstep you have PC and IC. :)

Apple changed ProjectBuilder's name to Xcode a couple of years ago, so that it
would be shorter and would sound better. Or perhaps Steve Jobs was tired from
pronouncing the lengthy name a thounsand times at expos... :-)

> Anyway... please let me know if you have any substantive (meaning not silly,
> stupid or patently unimaginative) ideas regarding a new name.
> Thanks, GJC
> P.S. I personally like the Gorm name, but I wanted to poll the community
> before
> the next major version of the application comes out.
> Gregory John Casamento
> -- Principal Consultant, Open Logic Corp. (A MD Corp.)
> ## Maintainer of Gorm (IB Equiv.) for GNUstep.


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