Renaming the Telescope activity to Scope

Anish Mangal anish at
Tue Nov 20 00:03:30 EST 2012

On Mon, Nov 19, 2012 at 11:58 PM, Chris Leonard
<cjlhomeaddress at> wrote:
> Anish,
> As I recall, this activity was already renamed once from xoscope after
> it became clear it was colliding in name space with an oscilloscpe
> activity.


> 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.

+1. Any thoughts on the icon? :-)

> cjl
> Sugar Labs Translation Team Coordinator
> 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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