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Re: TortoiseSV1 - A New Issue Tracker Plugin

From: Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 3 Mar 2011 10:20:24 -0500

On Thu, Mar 3, 2011 at 10:04, Karl Falconer
<karl.falconer_at_falconerdevelopment.com> wrote:
> Thanks for getting back to me Stefan,
> Is the problem with the name is that it is too similar to the TortoiseSVN
> name or a semantic meaning of the name and what the plugin does? Is there a
> reason why TortoiseMantis (which is currently featured) is acceptable and
> TortoiseSV1 not?

I think Stefan was pretty clear when he said:

"And changing one single char is not enough."

> The reasoning behind the name choice was that at the time, the term
> TortoiseSV1 returned no (google) search results relating to TortoiseSVN.
> Where as an alternate name TortoiseSVone returned many results relating to
> TortoiseSVN. My intention was to avoid confusion between the two terms.
> While it is well within my ability to change the name of this issue tracker
> plugin, I am sure you can understand the repercussions of doing so.
> Thank you for your time,
> Karl

IMHO (and TSVN is Stefan's baby, so his will be the official answer),
the name you have chosen is far too similar to TortoiseSVN, both in
appearance and pronunciation. "Mantis" is clearly different from
"SVN"; "SV1" is not.

Also consider your own branding - "TortoiseSV1" also has no clear
connection to the bug tracker you're integrating with. How would I
know to look for this if I'm using VersionOne's product? Or if I found
it, how would I know by the name that it provides integration with
that product?

> On Thu, Mar 3, 2011 at 3:18 AM, Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> On Thu, Mar 3, 2011 at 00:37, Karl Falconer
>> <karl.falconer_at_falconerdevelopment.com> wrote:
>> > Hello,
>> > I have written a TortoiseSVN Issue Tracker Plugin for use with
>> > VersionOne's
>> > Agile Project Management software. I am writing to request to have my
>> > plugin
>> > features on the TortoiseSVN Issue Tracker Plugins page.
>> > The name of this plugin is TortoiseSV1 and the project information page
>> > is
>> > located here: http://www.falconerdevelopment.com/projects/tortoisesv1/
>> > Feel free to send questions or feedback.
>>
>> Could you please change the name of your plugin? It's not a tortoise
>> client, so that name should not be part of it. You can of course use
>> the name TortoiseSVN as in "a plugin for TortoiseSVN", but not as part
>> of the name of your plugin.
>> And changing one single char is not enough.
>>
>> Stefan
>>
>> --
>>        ___
>>   oo  // \\      "De Chelonian Mobile"
>>  (_,\/ \_/ \     TortoiseSVN
>>    \ \_/_\_/>    The coolest Interface to (Sub)Version Control
>>    /_/   \_\     http://tortoisesvn.net
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>
>
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>
> --
> Karl Falconer, Software Engineer
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