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Mar 2016
@hughlang RE Installing a client. I raised the question of whether we planned to do one-line installers again, and the answer from @obscuren was quite "industrial", and I agree with that, so we'll likely just want to have links to Github releases. Also looks like the Homestead version of http://ethereum.org will go live on Monday, so we can maybe better judge then how we might fit in with that.
I think I'm already tagged for it.
azulmarino
@azulmarino
Mar 06 2016 10:09
HI, just started reviewing docs. In the chapter "A next generation blockchain" 9/10 we refer to Ethereum with a capital E , yet on more than one occasion we see it written here with lowercase e, e.g. "the ethereum blockchain database" . Should Ethereum be consistently capitalised ?
Jeffrey Wilcke
@obscuren
Mar 06 2016 10:12
@bobsummerwill haha, I think the word I used was abomination
:-p
azulmarino
@azulmarino
Mar 06 2016 10:15
"How does Ethereum work?" - typo "The popular term “smart contracts” refers to cod in a Contract Account" - should say "to code"
azulmarino
@azulmarino
Mar 06 2016 10:22
Ok , think I have worked out where to find source and make edits
azulmarino
@azulmarino
Mar 06 2016 10:30
dapps, DApps or dApps ?
azulmarino
@azulmarino
Mar 06 2016 10:54
When I make an update I create a pull request , do I close this request after my update or leave open for review ?
hughlang
@hughlang
Mar 06 2016 11:10
@azulmarino You should consolidate your changes for a single page in one PR. Ideally.
Thanks for your work anyhow
I saw the same problems in that page but held back because I wanted to see what happened with #68
azulmarino
@azulmarino
Mar 06 2016 11:11
Yeah @hughlang I found my way to be pretty inefficient. I'll do that in the future. Thx
@hughlang BTW do I close PRs when I have finished editing or does the Docteam do this ?
hughlang
@hughlang
Mar 06 2016 11:14
Generally "close" means abandon. However, gitter announces merged PRs as closed.
So you can close a PR to abandon it. Otherwise, you wait for someone to merge your PR, which closes it.
@Souptacular and @zelig are the reviewers. Not sure who else
hughlang
@hughlang
Mar 06 2016 11:19
Also, I still don't know the canonical spelling of dapps
azulmarino
@azulmarino
Mar 06 2016 11:32
@hughlang Thanks Hugh
hughlang
@hughlang
Mar 06 2016 13:35
@all I really question the value of the micro units of measurement for ether. Do people actually use that terminology? Gas is the only alternate measurement that I think has value
hughlang
@hughlang
Mar 06 2016 13:59
And wei
Viktor Trón
@zelig
Mar 06 2016 14:19
@azulmarino we prefer pretending that dapp is already a common noun, use it as it was: dapp
azulmarino
@azulmarino
Mar 06 2016 15:16
@zelig Will do , but as is was is not consistent i.e. web3.rst "If you are developing a Dapp"
hughlang
@hughlang
Mar 06 2016 15:18
the glossary doesn't specify the normal spelling
it has this: Đapps, where the Đ is the Norse letter “eth”
While it looks cool and unique, it creates a layer of distance between the general public and eth devs
azulmarino
@azulmarino
Mar 06 2016 15:21
Not seen the glossary , but not sure if the use of the Norse Letter "eth", though clever is user friendly
hughlang
@hughlang
Mar 06 2016 15:22
We should at least specify the normal form without special characters. Or whether Đapp is different from dapp
azulmarino
@azulmarino
Mar 06 2016 15:23
what-is-ethereum.rst "many more (see Dapps)." ... so unless in a title all iterations of Dapp should be dapp ?
Bob Summerwill
@bobsummerwill
Mar 06 2016 16:52
I would recommend that we just start using dapp right now, as @zelig says.
dApp and Dapp will get there in the end, like e-mail -> email. I would also agree that using while using Đ and Ξ is fun, it does make us look like tossers to the general public, and I don't think it has a role outside of personal tags.
hughlang
@hughlang
Mar 06 2016 17:48
agreed.
azulmarino
@azulmarino
Mar 06 2016 20:02
OK