[Pm-utils] Re: [gpm] offtopic: sleep nomenclature

Peter Jones pjones at redhat.com
Fri May 5 09:27:03 PDT 2006

On Fri, 2006-05-05 at 09:56 -0400, Pat Suwalski wrote:
> Richard Hughes wrote:
> > Personally I think wake is too generic, a user could quite easily say
> > "when I woke up from suspend" when you can't say "when I thawed from
> > suspend"...
> At the same time, "thaw" does not translate well to many other languages 
> that I'm familiar with. In several, "thaw" literally means "melt the 
> meat." But that's probably okay.

That's probably not much of an issue, as the goal is that end users
won't see any mention of resume or thaw in the UI.

I think we're probably making too big a deal of this.  Richard is right;
if we get even most projects/distros to use "suspend" and "hibernate",
we're 95% of the way there.


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