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From Jörn Kottmann <kottm...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Cas Editor Eclipse naming
Date Sun, 04 Oct 2009 18:19:29 GMT
Marshall Schor wrote:
> I was testing the Cas Editor plugin, as a new naive user.
>
> There is nothing in the documentation that says to create one or more
> new projects, of a special type, for use by the Cas Editor - so I was
> trying to use a plain Java project, and of course, nothing was working.
>
> Part of the problem is that the label for the Cas Editor things in
> Eclipse is "NLP".  I did not recognize or associate that with either
> UIMA or the Cas Editor.  (So, for instance, if you say in Eclipse, menu
> -> file -> new -> other you get a pick list with lots of things,
> including one labeled "NLP".  Same with menu -> window - show view ->
> other   same NLP entry.)
>
> I think we should rename this categorization tag to something that uses
> the words Uima, and CasEditor - maybe it should be a 2 level
> categorization, the top one being UIMA (which already exists, and is
> used by the Component Descriptor Editor), and a then "CasEditor".
>
> WDYT?  (What do you think)?
>   
You are right Marshall, they should be renamed to something
which is appropriate now, the naming is a left over from the first
days of the Cas Editor.

The reason they were not renamed yet for the 2.3.0 release is
that we should start a bigger refactoring effort to remove the project
model from the Cas Editor plugin and create a new plugin based on it
which helps users developing UIMA applications. A while
back we decided to do this after the 2.3.0 release.

Changing the names is not a big deal, but we should take into account 
that they
might be changed again for the release after 2.3.0.

+1 for the naming you suggested.

Jörn

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