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Month: March 2011

Re: [trinity-devel] Naming: Trinity Desktop Environment or KDE Classic developed by the Trinity Project?

From: Ilya Chernykh <neptunia@...>
Date: Fri, 4 Mar 2011 21:59:15 +0300
On Friday 04 March 2011 20:51:22 Darrell Anderson wrote:

> I suspect there are people who object to the Trinity name. The word means
> three, but there are obvious religious under tones to the name that people
> might object. Two-thirds of the people on this planet do not observe the
> Christian religion. People are free to choose their religion as much as
> their software, but if a software name alienates people in such a manner,
> then the name hinders progress rather than helps.

Actually for me the word "Trinity" reminds the first detonated atomic bomb 
device. It was called the "Trinity project". This may bear some meaning: 
Trinity is a "secret project" that should blast KDE4 (at least in wishes).

On the other hand, "thinity" indeed means something connected to number 3: 
Qt3, KDE3. One can reasonably suppose there will be the 4th version of 
Trinity and that it will be eventually ported to Qt4. The name then will 
become outdated, should it then be renamed "Quartity"?