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Month: February 2012

Re: [trinity-devel] BIG Issue - Have all 'kd' to 'td' name changes taken place that WILL take place?

From: "Timothy Pearson" <kb9vqf@...>
Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2012 10:20:45 -0600
> On 02/23/2012 10:41 AM, Darrell Anderson wrote:
>>>    What is the status of renaming from 'k_whatever' to
>>> 't_whatever'? Are we at a
>>> point where all that will be done is done? Obviously, this
>>> effects building and
>>> packaging. For instance tdebase still contains all the 'k'
>>> applications:
>> Check etherpad for the status of renaming.
>> Tim said he is not going to rename everything unless there are legal or
>> license requirements to do so. With that said, there have been and are
>> several bug reports addressing what needs to be renamed specifically to
>> avoid conflicts with KDE4.
>> A few apps I'd like to see renamed are kde-config, kde-menu, and
>> khelpcenter.
>> The latter especially because I am working on updating all help files.
>> From the user perspective I can edit the underlying docbook files to
>> avoid displaying "khelpcenter," but I would like to see all khelpcenter
>> references renamed to tdehelpcenter. Like other renaming efforts, such
>> as kdm ->  tdm, renaming khelpcenter requires a focused effort and not
>> just a simple search-and-replace.
>> I am not demanding anything be renamed right now. Renaming everything
>> that has a "k" prefix is a huge task and one not to be considered
>> lightly. Renaming some apps and commands makes sense, but I am not in
>> favor of wholesale changes right now. Possibly as an R15 goal but for
>> R14, I wish people would get more involved in resolving current
>> outstanding bug reports. :)
>> Darrell
> When it is all said and done all the "k" prefixes should be done
> otherwise you have a kde/tde environment.  Which one is it?
> Is this thing tde or is this thing kde3++?

It is TDE, which is continued development on a fork of KDE3.  There are
significant practical problems with renaming major user visible
applications (konsole and konqueror come to mind), both in terms of the
sound of the new name and major retraining effort/confusion.  Remember
that some people have been using these applications by name for close to a

The renaming effort has mainly focused on libraries and very small
applications that users are unlikely to ever execute by name directly.