Re: [wmii] Discussion of terms

From: Anselm R. Garbe <>
Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2006 11:23:57 +0100

On Wed, Mar 22, 2006 at 10:49:25AM +0100, Steffen Liebergeld wrote:
> while thinking about how to explain the tagging mechanism, I had the
> idea to better use the term "view" instead of "workspace".
> In my opinion it is easy to imagine a view as being a pure virtual and
> dynamic thing. I think the term "workspace" is strongly connected to
> the static workspace of old-style window managers.
> What do native english speakers think about that? Should we better use
> "view" or "workspace"?

I'm no native speaker, which is obvious.
But I think 'workspace' is a well-known term, which don't
implies the existence of other static workspaces in general. It
only reflects the viewable windows at this time.
'view' sounds rather abstract to me.


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