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Month: March 2011

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

From: Kristopher Gamrat <pikidalto@...>
Date: Fri, 4 Mar 2011 14:18:46 -0500
On Fri, Mar 4, 2011 at 1:59 PM, Ilya Chernykh <neptunia@...> wrote:
> 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 become outdated, should it then be renamed "Quartity"?

It's still a continuation of KDE3. If we rename it to Quartitiy
because of Qt4, we'd have to rename it again (Petriaty?) when Qt5
comes out. That's the whole point of TQt -- make it easier to port
from one version of Qt to another without any changes to the base code
-- only the library (tqtinterface) needs updating, while the rest of
the code doesn't.

Though QDE may not be a bad idea -- it may be generic, but Qt Desktop
Environment could be satisfactory if we want to avoid wars with KDE.
Quenqueror could still work with the same pronounciation though be a
bit confusing when people see the Q, but we'd still have some naming
issues elsewhere if we change the app names.

Whatever we do, we need to make clear that we are a continuation of
KDE3 by a different development team. That way, people know that their
KDE3 apps should work with a little bit of code change for TQt (which
will need some clear documentation when it's completed), but is still
largely compatible.

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