Re: [wmii] Discussion of terms

From: John Nowak <>
Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2006 17:35:52 -0500

On Mar 22, 2006, at 5:23 AM, Anselm R. Garbe wrote:

> 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.

View is better in my opinion, as a view is flexible. A workspace
implies a very fixed structure. FWIW, I am a native English speaker.

- John
Received on Wed Mar 22 2006 - 23:35:55 UTC

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