[Geany-devel] various prefs warning - changing 'various'

Colomban Wendling lists.ban at xxxxx
Sat Sep 17 01:10:51 UTC 2011

Le 17/09/2011 02:55, Matthew Brush a écrit :
> On 09/16/2011 08:03 AM, Colomban Wendling wrote:
>> Le 16/09/2011 16:40, Matthew Brush a écrit :
>>> Right, so if someone takes 5 minutes to rename Various to<Other Thing>
>>> today then it will save it from having to be re-translated later, after
>>> the release.  It would also be less confusing to the end user to not
>>> change the name of this tab/group between this release and the next.  If
>>> there ever was a time to rename this, now seems ideal.  I don't think
>>> end users will care so much if Geany's source code says various and the
>>> UI says "Advanced" or something, but they will probably notice the
>>> labels, especially next release when they're called something else.
>>> But, like I said, it's not a huge deal, just a little bit of polish.
>> Although I also agree it's not necessarily the better term, "Advanced"
>> was rejected in the original discussion, and I doubt something like
>> extra/other/additional warns the user better than "Various".
> Even if they don't warn them, at least they don't sound weird.
>> However, if we find something great before tomorrow morning (2011-09-17
>> UTC) I think it's fine to change it.  We won't change any string if it's
>> not strictly necessary until the release after then.
> Considering no one besides myself and Lex bothered to take the 2 second
> poll I guess no consensus can be reached in time, despite the fact that
> the general sentiment seems to be that "Various" is not a good choice.
> But if no one else really cares, I'll just shut up :)

The reason I haven't voted is that I don't have any real opinion.  I
would have voted "advanced" if it wasn't rejected on the original
thread; but otherwise I don't have any reason to chose one or another.
I'm not a native English speaker as we all know, and I don't even see
"Various" as weird, so I can't provide a vote that would mean something.

Actually I think your POV might be interesting since you're a native
speaker, but you voted "advanced" and I won't throw away the
argumentation Dimitar had against it just for this, it wouldn't be any
kind of consensus I think ^^

So I guess yeah, we'll have "various" in 0.21 unless you convince
Frank/Nick/Enrico/me/etc. before Frank starts string freeze...


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