Renaming the Telescope activity to Scope

Chris Leonard cjlhomeaddress at
Mon Nov 19 23:58:34 EST 2012


As I recall, this activity was already renamed once from xoscope after
it became clear it was colliding in name space with an oscilloscpe

I would suggest that in accordance with the Sugar HIG guidance

that a word in verb form be employed as the activity name.

As an example, "Magnify" could apply equally to a telescope or a
microscope and it is a verb, not a noun.

When a decision is made, we will need to work this out in order to
preserve the work done in Pootle and to re-establish the git-Pootle
linkage.  This time around,  I would like to insist that the code be
migrated to a repo with a matching name.  Having the xoscope git repo
connected to the telescope.pot has always had potential for confusion
and this time I want the change done properly.

There are a few other examples of  git/Pootle naming mismatch (e.g.
oficina/paint, etc.) but it has not been worth the effort to revisit
these others so far.

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On Mon, Nov 19, 2012 at 10:43 PM, Anish Mangal <anish at> wrote:
> Hi,
> I have received requests that the Telescope activity [1] be renamed to
> Scope, since, off late it has been used in conjunction with not just a
> monocular, but small microscope attachments (the kind which were
> distributed at the SF summit). In that light, the name Telescope is no
> longer widely applicable to the set of applications it is used for.
> I could see Telescope and Microscope as two different activities in
> the future with different features. For eg, in the Telescope activity
> you could have:
> 1. Dark Frame Subtraction
> 2. High-Gain Noise Suppression
> 3. Enabling the camera's night-mode.
> 4. Crosshairs on the screen
> Right now, none of this exists, and I don't have the bandwidth to
> develop those features. So, until that happens, I support renaming the
> activity to Scope.
> Thoughts?
> [1]
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