Bug 141257 - "samba shares" is a user unfriendly name
Summary: "samba shares" is a user unfriendly name
Alias: None
Product: kio-extras
Classification: Frameworks and Libraries
Component: Samba (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Platform: Ubuntu Linux
: NOR wishlist
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Plasma Bugs List
Keywords: junior-jobs, usability
Depends on:
Reported: 2007-02-06 04:53 UTC by Yuriy Kozlov
Modified: 2018-05-09 13:01 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

See Also:
Latest Commit:
Version Fixed In: 18.08.0

Rename 'Samba Shares' to 'Windows Shares (SMB)' (326 bytes, patch)
2012-03-06 09:36 UTC, Maarten De Meyer

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Description Yuriy Kozlov 2007-02-06 04:53:12 UTC
Version:            (using KDE KDE 3.5.6)
Installed from:    Ubuntu Packages
OS:                Linux

In remote:/ there is an entry titled "Samba Shares"

A new user would have no idea what this means, and would not know to look there for windows shares.  This should be renamed to something that is more self explanatory.

Originally reported here: https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/kdebase/+bug/50264
There are some ideas to rename it to "Network Shares (SMB)" or "Windows Shares (using Samba)".
Comment 1 FiNeX 2008-11-12 10:42:43 UTC
This could be still valid in KDE4.
Comment 2 Maarten De Meyer 2012-03-06 09:36:25 UTC
Created attachment 69323 [details]
Rename 'Samba Shares' to 'Windows Shares (SMB)'

This simply renames 'Samba Shares' to 'Windows Shares (SMB)'
I am open to suggestions for other names.

patch against kde-runtime/kioslave/smb/smb-network.desktop
Not sure how to commit this..
Comment 3 Thomas Tanghus 2012-06-22 17:22:16 UTC
My vote is on "Network Shares (SMB/CIFS)".

- Network shares will be understandable for people coming from a Windows environment, while specifying the protocols won't piss off those to whom network sharing is solely nfs.
Comment 4 Nate Graham 2018-05-08 19:48:26 UTC
"Windows Shares" won't work because Samba is now used by all three major platforms (Mac, Windows, and Linux). We should still use a better term though.
Comment 5 Nate Graham 2018-05-08 20:09:20 UTC
Patch available: https://phabricator.kde.org/D12765
Comment 6 Nate Graham 2018-05-09 13:01:23 UTC
Git commit 80429a0ed768501b64b5fd7f85c978cb7856a367 by Nathaniel Graham.
Committed on 09/05/2018 at 13:01.
Pushed by ngraham into branch 'master'.

Use a more intuitive, user-friendly name for Samba share access

"Samba shares" is a jargonistic term that won't mean much to most people. This patch replaces it with a more intuitive and user-friendly term.
FIXED-IN: 18.08.0

Test Plan: {F5839919}

Reviewers: #frameworks, #dolphin, #vdg, apol, markg

Reviewed By: apol, markg

Subscribers: markg, ltoscano, elvisangelaccio

Differential Revision: https://phabricator.kde.org/D12765

M  +1    -1    smb/smb-network.desktop