Opened 14 years ago

Closed 14 years ago

Last modified 14 years ago

#644 closed Enhancement (fixed)

HIG: Change menu item name to "Transmission BitTorrent Client"

Reported by: VF Owned by: charles
Priority: Normal Milestone: 1.10
Component: GTK+ Client Version: 1.01
Severity: Minor Keywords:
Cc:

Description

Especially since Transmission is going to be installed by default in various linux distros, the menu item should be more descriptive or it won't be immediately clear what the "Transmission" entry in the menu is for (is it a download manager? a ftp client? does it connect to gnutella or something since the tooltip says 'peer to peer' only?).

Also, this menu item name format is what the GNOME HIG recommends: http://library.gnome.org/devel/hig-book/stable/desktop-application-menu.html.en#menu-item-functional-description

The .desktop file should say "Transmission BitTorrent? Client" or even just "Transmission BitTorrent?", I'm not sure whether 'client' is extraneous or not.

Change History (9)

comment:1 Changed 14 years ago by charles

  • Milestone changed from None Set to 1.02
  • Status changed from new to assigned
  • Type changed from Bug to Enhancement

"Transmission BitTorrent?" is an incomplete phrase, so the word "Client" is needed IMO.

comment:2 Changed 14 years ago by charles

  • Milestone changed from 1.02 to 1.10

This should be moved to 1.10, rather than 1.02, to avoid breaking the po files until the next translation freeze.

comment:3 Changed 14 years ago by charles

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from assigned to closed

trunk (1.10): r4751

comment:5 Changed 14 years ago by LucaFerretti

  • Resolution fixed deleted
  • Status changed from closed to reopened

BTW could we expand a little the description? Something like

Download and share files through the BitTorrent? peer-to-peer protocol

It could be good use the same label in About dialog.

comment:6 Changed 14 years ago by charles

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from reopened to closed

trunk: r4922

Luca: I like the "Download and Share" phrase better than what we currently have, but your suggestion makes Transmission's description much longer than most others on my desktop. "Download and share files over BitTorrent?" seems like a good fit though, uses wording similar to yours and to other desktop entries...

comment:7 Changed 14 years ago by charles

  • Summary changed from Change menu item name to "Transmission BitTorrent Client" from unclear "Transmission" (as per GNOME HIG) to HIG: Change menu item name to "Transmission BitTorrent Client" from unclear "Transmission"

comment:8 Changed 14 years ago by charles

  • Summary changed from HIG: Change menu item name to "Transmission BitTorrent Client" from unclear "Transmission" to HIG: Change menu item name to "Transmission BitTorrent Client"

comment:9 Changed 14 years ago by charles

  • Severity changed from Normal to Minor
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