Naming URL bar variables and resources

Margaret Leibovic margaret.leibovic at gmail.com
Tue May 28 19:03:56 PDT 2013


The "Awesome Screen" as we currently know it is going away. You can see
mockups in bug 862793, but the basic idea is that tapping on the URL bar
will always open about:home, which will have a lot of the list
functionality from the current awesome screen (plus more!). Since
about:home is becoming more than just a basic start page, maybe we can
brand it with some "Awesome" name. We definitely will want to come up with
a good way to describe this change to users as it makes its way towards
release, but that's still a ways away :)

Margaret



On Tue, May 28, 2013 at 12:06 PM, Chris Peterson <cpeterson at mozilla.com>wrote:

>  Is the "Awesome Screen" still a thing?
>
> chris
>
>
>
> On 5/28/13 9:09 AM, Margaret Leibovic wrote:
>
>  Hi all,
>
> I just landed a change on fig to consolidate the naming of URL bar things
> in our code [1].
>
> Currently on mozilla-central, we use the terms
> AwesomeBar/AddressBar/UrlBar somewhat randomly, but we're taking advantage
> of the about:home rewrite to clean things up. In informal discussion we
> decided that "URL bar" is the best term for variables, since "awesome bar"
> and "address bar" are more appropriate as user-facing terms.
>
>  So, in the future, use "URL bar" in your code.
>
>  I also filed a separate bug [2] to kill off AwesomeBar/AwesomeBarTabs,
> since they're not used in our new BrowserToolbar/HomePager architecture.
> Once those classes and their related files go away, we shouldn't have any
> reference to anything "Awesome" in our code.
>
>  Best,
> Margaret
>
> [1] https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=871645
> [2] https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=876712
>
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