Unnamed Project

I had an idea that I have been thinking about the last few weeks and today I finally got round to doing some hacking…


I really need a better name for this little project. If you can guess what it is, please help me.

42 thoughts on “Unnamed Project”

  1. How about YAUP? Yet Another Unnamed Project. The YA prefix seems to be ‘hip’ these days…

  2. If you’re looking for a standard plain straightforward, i guess gnome-theme-editor or gtk-theme-editor should do it.

    If you think that’s boring, maybe you could try “janome” (www.janome.com), or try another name from the textile/design industry ;). janome is kinda cool because it looks/sounds a bit like gnome.

    “cagibi” or “garde-robe” sound fun too… just braindumping here πŸ™‚

  3. btw, unless I’m mistaken, borders are ignored if stretch=FALSE so you might want to reflect that in the UI as well

  4. Baptiste: “Garde-Robe” sounds good, but may not sounds as good to english natives

    tko: gtk-pixmap-theme-editor is describing very well what it is, but sounds really bad.

    I like to include the word creator in those kind of application, but you decide.

    Anyway, it looks very polished, and seems to be very pleasant to use. It’s a excellent idea!

  5. Personally, I like “dress-code” since it likens theming to dressing up an interface. I am a native english speaker and I must say that I don’t really understand “Garde-Robe”. Another idea might be “uni-form” since the tool uses a simple one window interface, and dresses up interfaces by applying a uniform to them.

  6. CuttleFish, because cuttlefish can change colors on the fly and replicate complex patterns like a checker board.

    Also it would have an awesome icon.

  7. Maybe Gtkameleon? πŸ˜‰

    But I like “dresscode” a lot.

    Good work. Is it gtk-engine-independent?

  8. I vote for Widget Wanker πŸ™‚
    (hey, be honest, you ‘wank’ stuff into the widgets, right?)

    But seriously, I think it should be a short and catchy name. Like “Tiape!” (ie. This Is A Pixmap Editor)

  9. gEngineer if it has to do with creating theme engines.
    or maby gWardrobe if it has to do with creating themes.

  10. I think dresscode sounds cool aswell.

    Or a fancy commercial sounding name:

    Gnome Theming Suite

  11. From the suggestions until now I prefer “Gobelin” (not Goblin!), then “Garderobe” or “Dress-Code”.

    Gobelin gets bonus points for its double meaning. πŸ™‚

    And if it really needs to be an English name, what about “Taylor”? Theme designers could add a “Taylor Made” sign next to their themes then… πŸ™‚

  12. How about just “Themer”? I guess it’s simple and bbviously it’s for GTK+ widgets so most likely it will be used in the GNOME platform so no need to add G, GTK+, GNOME, etc…

    Also Themer can also be used as a noun-verb: Themer IT!, There’s a bug in Themer, Have you seen Themer?, How about Themer?, Themer’ng, Themer’d, etc… πŸ™‚

    As for the Theme applier connotation (comment #2), I don’t think it matters once the word gets around πŸ™‚


  13. To be honest, I don’t care what its called. But I want it! I only ask one thing of you thomas… That when a name is chosen, you publicise it so I can find it and install it.

  14. I think the name should be easily localisable and “Widget Wanker” sounds like it might come out rude in any language πŸ˜‰

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