Feature #18664

Change the name

Added by Lonestar about 4 years ago. Updated over 3 years ago.

Status:Rejected Start date:04/03/2011
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Description

It may seem immaterial to you guys but I don't like the currrent name of this very powerful tool.

I know Eliteness refers to OFP Elite (Xbox version) but I think it is pretty awkward as a software title.

It makes it sound like the tool is for an elite of developers only whereas it is usable by anyone and should be used by everyone (to avoid Cpbo outdated pbo formats e.g.).

As it is an all-in-one tool, I suggest something like SwissKnife or SwissArmAKnife or ArmA SwissKnife.

I have another more reasonable suggestion: Depbo, that's what I currently use as desktop shortcut title.
Eliteness is mostly based on Depbo.dll, let's show it in the title.

Like the overview page says:

While the name suggests a pbo only driver, in fact,
depbo has expanded over the years to much greater functionality.
Rapification, to name one.

Note: Mikero agreed the name could be changed.

History

Updated by Lonestar about 4 years ago

SwissKnife is not such a good idea (too long).

I'd really go for DePbo.

It is short and straightforward.

Updated by Sickboy about 4 years ago

DePbo - would suggest unpack pbo's only, while there's so much more (eliteness) available?

Updated by Lonestar about 4 years ago

http://dev-heaven.net/projects/mikero-pbodll

While the name suggests a pbo only driver, in fact,
depbo has expanded over the years to much greater functionality.
Rapification, to name one.

The driver name (DePbo.dll) suggests it's a pbo only driver although it's not, why can't the software name do the same?

Updated by kju about 4 years ago

If you want to rename stuff, why stop at eliteness?
The dll could be named different too to fit it far broader base.

Updated by Lonestar about 4 years ago

Who said we should stop at EliteNess?

Of course the dll name could be changed but it's not the most important to me because it's not what users see first.

If you don't like DePbo, then what about PboDoctor?

Don't forget my suggestion is part of a bigger picture: #18727 #18425

=> make the tool more user-friendly with a nicer GUI plus a logo and name change.

Updated by kju about 4 years ago

A few ideas:

  • Eliteness => OATK (OFP & ArmA toolkit)
  • DePbo.dll => OAM.dll (OFP & ArmA modding dll)

Updated by Chips2 about 4 years ago

BIS.dll

Updated by mikero almost 4 years ago

i detest acronyms such as ATMX PHG FNY

bis.dll

internally, that's what the dll and it's api is actually called ! Unfortunately, T_D got in ahead of me for his dll of same name.

Updated by mikero over 3 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Rejected

seems people are 'at home' with these product names (eliteness & depbo.dll) Let sleeping dogs sleep.

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