Wow, we sure have a lot of opinions here. Most people like DCSE8, but a fair number like DCS8 instead. The number of people dissenting from both options (therefore opining DCSE1 or another name) is the lowest of the three categories. I'll try to respond to you guys:
tifreak8x: The motivation behind the E would be to make it clear that people with non-TI-84+CSE's couldn't load the new version on their non-color calculators.
comicIDIOT: It's both the next version, and a refinement of the Doors CS 7 codebase, so the 8 numbering seemed logical to me.
ordelore: Yes, that was my reasoning as well.
Caleb: I'm flattered that you and your family devoted a dinner discussion to this! I am impressed by your family's outside-the-box thinking; I think both Doors Alleycat and D8 are spiffy names and would certainly be memorable to users. The color part of the name is not so much boasting that Doors CS is now in color (which I agree is a yawn-fest ) but making clear that this is a version that runs on the C Silver Edition (CSE) calculator.
Lionel, comic, Runer, others: One way I'm thinking of compromising on the numbering is calling the App itself DoorsCSE in the Apps menu, thus relegating the version numbering to something displayed on the About screen, which makes the numbering rather less of an issue in my opinion.
tifreak, Caleb, Hayleia: Yes, I like simple too, and DCSE8 is nearly as much of a mouthful as "TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition". However, I think "Doors CSE" is pretty easy to remember, and many users end up just calling the shell "Doors" anyway, making the whole thing a moot point.
Merthsoft: I am pretty firm on retiring development on the non-color Doors CS. I am very happy with both the feature set and stability, and to be brutally honest, I think I've reached a period of very decreasing gains from putting much more effort into developing the non-color version. I think that Doors CSE 8 combines the best of making it clear this is a color version and showing its heritage from Doors CS 7 and earlier, to take a minor tangent off your thoughts.
Everyone: So based on you very thorough and helpful feedback, I'm currently leaning towards Doors CSE 8, with an app name of "DoorsCSE". I'll post a news article about the project to the front page tomorrow with that name, but if anyone has particularly strenuous objections, I'm still willing to listen.
I guess you could go with Doors CSE 8 if you plan to continue Doors CS for monochrome calculators, else maybe it would make sense to switch back to 1 since people would wonder where did Doors CSE 7 go, for example.
well you could call it Doors CSE and the logo could have the E "melt" into a 8, Does it truly matter? you could do countless things like
* Doors CS, color edition
to elaborate on my idea Google images for scream 4, its made to look like Scre4m.
When you say "we" ... are you using the royal "we" (ie, "we" == "I"), or do you work with someone else on your programs?
Lol, I like both of those. The problem comes if Kerm makes more than 9 updates because there would be DCSE.1 (8.1), etc, then DCSE.9 (8.9) and then what ? Get rid of the E and the 8 and dig that topic up for yet another new name ?
So yeah, except if there are not a lot of updates or except if versions are called DCSE.01 then 02 etc to 99, that name poses another problem.
But once again, I really like the idea of mixing the E with the 8 and saying the E is Eight ^^
Unfortunately, there is already an assembly shell for the TI-68k series known as DoorsOS. I know that Kerm has known about this relationship for a long time, and he would try not to get any closer to DoorsOS than he has to.
After all the debate I like the idea of including both the CSE, so downloaders will know to which calculator it is suited for, and the 8 for version 8. Starting over at one would be confusing to say the least.
DoorsCSE 8 is simple and shows what it is; a doors for the CSE that is now the follow up of the popular doors 7
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