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From David Crossley <>
Subject Re: [issues] (FOR-181) Use code-names for skins
Date Wed, 04 Aug 2004 04:04:50 GMT
I am still not happy about the names of the skins.
Look at what we currently have ...

* All the skins have "tabs".
* What does "book" mean?
* Confusion with our old "book.xml".

* All the skins use "css".
* The word "style" imparts no useful information.
* The term "dev" should be "1_0" instead.

* What does "style" mean?
* Suppose "looks like" ... so what?
* Version number should be on all skins.

It might be easiest to bear no resemblance to reality
or functionality, and just stick with nonsense names.
We could then have a document that describes the features
and techniques of each skin.

Perhaps we could use variations on the word "skin" and
each time we come up with a new skin, choose a new name.

Some suggestions:
fleece, rind, fur, hide, coat, pelt, peel, bark, exo,
derma, dermis, corium, calyx, scale, leather, patina,
crust, hull, husk


> Author: David Crossley
> There is some discussion about this naming convention in the early part of this thread:
> It seems that a resolution is not yet reached on the names.
> I would like them to be functional. For example i think that "css-style" would be better
as "css-div" to indicate that it uses no tables.
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------
> View the issue:
> Here is an overview of the issue:
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------
>         Key: FOR-181
>     Summary: Use code-names for skins
>        Type: Improvement
>      Status: Unassigned
>    Priority: Major
>     Project: Forrest
>   Component: Forrest skins
>     Fix For: 0.6
>    Versions:
>              HEAD
>    Assignee: 
>    Reporter: Nicola Ken Barozzi
>     Created: Thu, 10 Jun 2004 4:30 PM
>     Updated: Mon, 21 Jun 2004 3:07 PM
> Description:
> We should be using codenames for the skins, so we do not tie them to a site that may
change skin over time.

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