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Panoramic Software For Merlin/orion: Find A Name

PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2008 3:13 pm
by fma38
I'm about to create a SVN repository (and bug-tracker) for the software I'm developping to control the Merlin/Orion head, but I would like to find a better name than 'panohead'.

Usually, softwares written in python include the 'py' syllable. The best would be to find a funny/nice/little name, even with not link with the subject, but which could be an acronym related to the motorized panoramic head. This acronym should sound good in french too, as I'm french ;)

Example, 'papyrus' for PAnoramic PYthon then_i_don't_know!

For the acronym, you could include words like: motorized, panoramic, head, controller, driver, automatic... Misspelled words can also be used ;)

So, if you have ideas (and I'm sure you can find very good ones!)...

PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2008 6:29 pm
by fma38
Alexandre suggests to use a name in relation with Arthur King legend, because of the french name of the head, 'Merlin'...

PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2008 9:53 pm
by klausesser
fma38 wrote:I'm about to create a SVN repository (and bug-tracker) for the software I'm developping to control the Merlin/Orion head, but I would like to find a better name than 'panohead'.

Usually, softwares written in python include the 'py' syllable. The best would be to find a funny/nice/little name, even with not link with the subject, but which could be an acronym related to the motorized panoramic head. This acronym should sound good in french too, as I'm french ;)

Example, 'papyrus' for PAnoramic PYthon then_i_don't_know!

For the acronym, you could include words like: motorized, panoramic, head, controller, driver, automatic... Misspelled words can also be used ;)

So, if you have ideas (and I'm sure you can find very good ones!)...

Hi!

I just want to drop some names in :P:

motomerlin
panolin
magicpan
motopan
automerl
panopylin ;-)
pythopano
autorotato
panpy
pypan
pythopan
morganpan
pythomorgane (you know . . :cool:)
pythomerlin
pythocontrol
controlin

be afraid of more to come . . ;)

best, Klaus

PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2008 10:43 pm
by fma38
There are good ideas... Please, go on ;)

PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2008 10:49 pm
by beeloba
Py-Thagorus - Py-Thagora
∏-tagor

PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2008 11:18 pm
by klausesser
fma38 wrote:There are good ideas... Please, go on ;)

progpan
pythopan
motopyth
pythomot
autopyth(o)
pythcontrol pano
pano-pythcontrol
panocontrole
controlpan
controlpan-mot
autocontrol-mot
merlincontrol-auto
merlincontrol-pan
merlincontrol-soft
merlinsoft-control
automerlin-control
autopano-control
app-merlincontrol
merlin-appcontrol

:cool:

PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 8:03 am
by AlexandreJ
Code: Select all
controlin                                         
controlpan                      progpan           
controlpan-mot                 
                                magicpan         
motomerlin                 
motopyth                        morganpan         
motopan                 
                                autopyth(o)       
panolin                         autorotato       
panopylin                       automerl         
panocontrole                    autocontrol-mot   
pano-pythcontrol                automerlin-control
panpy                           autopano-control 
                                app-merlincontrol
pythopano                 
pypan                           merlincontrol-auto
pythopan                        merlincontrol-pan
pythomorgane                    merlincontrol-soft
pythomerlin                     merlinsoft-control
pythocontrol                    merlin-appcontrol
pythcontrol pano
pythopan
pythomot

I reorganized the names by starting part. I already have my own preference in this list.

PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 10:03 am
by ThomasPF
merlin-o-mat

PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2008 9:15 pm
by foundation
How about PanoDragon (after Uther Pendragon) or Pyndragon?
Good sources for names: The once and future king by T.H. White and The mists of avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley (both really good books with very different takes on the arthur legend)

in the once and future king, merlyn's owl is named Archimedes (no play on pano or py but fun)

PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2008 11:02 pm
by beeloba
SoftPhypano
Python-pano
Python.panomaker
Python_panning soft
RollingPhyton
Phyton_solver
MoonPanomaker
UniversalPano APP

PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2008 9:57 am
by AlexandreJ
We did here a lot of brainstorming on that. We were looking for 2 names : one for the adaptation of the head and one for the software.

For the adaptation of the merlin head, there's a consensus here, we call it the "panokit" ! It's a panokit for the merlin head that convert the head for panorama shooting : contains the interface, camera shooting cable, iron plate to fix the camera to the head, etc.
I think that designing a full kit with everything needed inside is good and that's why the name is pretty obvious : panokit.

For the naming of the software, one idea exposed is to use "wizard". Merlin is obviously one !

PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2008 10:05 am
by leedsjoe
With a capital letter, 'Wizard', of course

Extract from my Collins English Dictionary (1979) "4. Informal, chiefly Brit. superb; outstanding."

PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2008 10:50 am
by fma38
Does 'papy' mean something special (strange), in english?

I was thinking to use 'papywizard' for the python version (PAnoramic PYthon WIZARD)...

PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2008 1:59 pm
by klausesser
AlexandreJ wrote:We did here a lot of brainstorming on that. We were looking for 2 names : one for the adaptation of the head and one for the software.

For the adaptation of the merlin head, there's a consensus here, we call it the "panokit" ! It's a panokit for the merlin head that convert the head for panorama shooting : contains the interface, camera shooting cable, iron plate to fix the camera to the head, etc.
I think that designing a full kit with everything needed inside is good and that's why the name is pretty obvious : panokit.

For the naming of the software, one idea exposed is to use "wizard". Merlin is obviously one !

Hi Alexandre!

Is there an interface working already?

best, Klaus

PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2008 2:09 pm
by AlexandreJ
Yes, fma38 showed us a working version one month ago. It's so coooooool !

PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2008 2:58 pm
by klausesser
AlexandreJ wrote:Yes, fma38 showed us a working version one month ago. It's so coooooool !

yeah - i read about it in the French Merlin-thread. But due to my very limited French i didn´t understand a thing . . :cool: just watched pictures and tried to remember my 6 years French in school. But that´s long ago . . and we didn´t talk about pano very much those times . . :P
I mean: is there already something to buy and work with?

best, Klaus

PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2008 3:35 pm
by AlexandreJ
Not totally finished. Fma38 is making a first poll to know how many people are interested into such an interface ( that's this post : if you are interested, just post something here : http://www.autopano.net/forum/t2980-interface-merlin-orion-pra-recensement-pour-fabrication ).
Now, there are some part that still need some fine-tunning. For example, to create the interface, fma38 won't do it himself because it really takes time (I won't do it myself either ...). So we need to find a business that is able to build the interface for us. We will plan a meeting soon with a possible partner for that.

PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2008 7:21 pm
by klausesser
AlexandreJ wrote:Not totally finished. Fma38 is making a first poll to know how many people are interested into such an interface ( that's this post : if you are interested, just post something here : http://www.autopano.net/forum/t2980-interface-merlin-orion-pra-recensement-pour-fabrication ).
Now, there are some part that still need some fine-tunning. For example, to create the interface, fma38 won't do it himself because it really takes time (I won't do it myself either ...). So we need to find a business that is able to build the interface for us. We will plan a meeting soon with a possible partner for that.

Hi Alexandre!

Thanks a lot for the info. I guess there should be more infos in English . . . :cool:

best, Klaus