Started by jamespetts, January 28, 2016, 12:31:22 AM
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Quote from: vzrenggamani on January 28, 2016, 11:54:09 AMi think if you change the name.. some people think its a new simutrans forked project..
Quote from: jamespetts on January 28, 2016, 12:26:07 PM but I doubt that that would in itself be a sufficient reason not to change the name.
QuoteCan anyone suggest any other word beginning with "Ex" that is better than "Extended" here?
Quote from: IgorEliezer on January 29, 2016, 12:57:39 AMThere's something you could do now: associate the new name with the old name for a while [...]
Quote from: jamespetts on January 29, 2016, 01:14:25 AMAny transitional period will have to be more than a month or two, as it will be more than that before the next release, and the current release will still bear the name "Experimental".I am afraid that none of the alternative names suggested so far are as succinct or clear as "Simutrans-Extended"
QuoteI should also like views on whether to retain the hyphen.
Quote from: Junna on January 29, 2016, 02:10:48 AMHyphen is good as far as I'm concerned. Simu-Ex for short.
QuoteJames, are you going to introduce something of an informal abbreviation, that can be used on the forum? It is tiresome to write Simutrans-Extended every time.
Quote from: sdog on January 29, 2016, 02:31:46 AMThat is a good point. James, are you going to introduce something of an informal abbreviation, that can be used on the forum? It is tiresome to write Simutrans-Extended every time.
Quote from: Vladki on January 29, 2016, 05:43:30 PMSimutrans-XP ? :-)Simutrans-X might confuse linux users, to think that it is version for use with X, the graphics system on linux (unix), while simutrans is for something else (windows, text console, wayland, whatever)
Quote from: jamespetts on January 28, 2016, 11:53:08 PM"Extended" is the candidate name because what is now Simutrans-Experimental aims to extend the features of Simutrans-Standard in significant ways, and also because it begins with the same two letters as "Experimental". Can anyone suggest any other word beginning with "Ex" that is better than "Extended" here?
Quoteextended - adjective1) Made larger; enlarged. E.g. 'an extended kitchen and a new balcony'2) Lasting longer than is usual or expected. E.g. 'an extended period of time'
Quoteextended Used as an adjective, extended often has the sense, "notably long; prolonged, lengthy": ..."went on an extended vacation" ..."even after extended exposure to mirrors" (psychology book) ..."had been to Europe on an extended trip"This sense is both old and respectable, but two recent commentators [...] have expressed disapproval for it as, at best, a poor substitute for long. We see little basis for such an opinion, and the usage is, in any case, clearly standard in the examples above and many others in our files.
Quote from: Lmallet on January 30, 2016, 12:55:17 AMI would suggest Simutrans+.
Quote from: Vladki on January 30, 2016, 10:41:43 AMOr -expert, -extreme ?