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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: Kristopher John Gamrat <chaotickjg@...>
Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2012 13:25:19 -0500
On Thursday 23 February 2012 11:20:45 am Timothy Pearson wrote:
> > On 02/23/2012 10:41 AM, Darrell Anderson wrote:
> > 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
> decade.
> The renaming effort has mainly focused on libraries and very small
> applications that users are unlikely to ever execute by name directly.

I agree with both of the above points. While it is TDE, all the K prefixes can be confusing for new users, while just changing names can be confusing for veterans. Personally, I think the renaming of major apps should be very gradual to allow for veterans to adjust little by little. I do believe that consistency is needed in all the apps.

Planned and completed renames should be posted on the web site somewhere for normal users to view (wiki?). In addition, renames (even for minor apps) should be included in the docbooks under, e.g., "Where did all my 'K' apps go?"

One solution for Konqueror and Konsole is to rename to Conqueror and Console, perhaps in R15. That /should/ be similar enough that people can adjust to the new names before adding the T prefix, or could be a temporary name until we think of something else.

Kris Gamrat