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Month: February 2012

Re: [trinity-devel] Strange renaming

From: "Timothy Pearson" <kb9vqf@...>
Date: Wed, 15 Feb 2012 13:08:09 -0600
> On Wednesday 15 February 2012 20:34:57 Serghei Amelian wrote:
>> Hi Tim,
>> For what reason "ksocketdevice.h" have been renamed
>> to "ksockssocketdevice.h" ? Looking strange and redundant.

That is a mistake and should be corrected.

> Actually, I find the entire process of renaming useless, inconsistent and
> frustrating. Now I should remember to link to tdecore-shared and
> kio-shared.
> One prefixed by "t", another by "k".
> The same thing, tqtinterface. One more layer, which do not add any value
> to
> code. Just force me to remeber every time to prefix qt clases with TQ and
> pollute namespace.
> For these reasons, few times I considered to join to Ilya's project,
> because
> is more conservative. After all, we are using a fork of a KDE3 because we
> are
> conservative, right?
> --
> Serghei.

Without renaming TDE must always exist in /opt on a system with Qt4, KDE4,
or any KDE4 applications, and will never be able to be incorporated into
any major distribution's main archives as a result.  Furthermore, we have
received explicit requests for some of the renaming from the original
project's authors, and as I am not a lawyer I do not want legal trouble
from using a name that belongs to a different project.  Additionally, it
can be very confusing to have libraries with identical names and
completely different functionality; e.g. kdecore (TDE) vs. kdecore (KDE4).

I know it can be a pain; I have put an Etherpad up that details exactly
what has been renamed to try to make it a bit more bearable.