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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: Calvin Morrison <mutantturkey@...>
Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2012 15:21:25 -0500
On 23 February 2012 15:00, Timothy Pearson <kb9vqf@...> wrote:
>> On Thu, 23 Feb 2012 13:19:52 -0600
>> "David C. Rankin" <drankinatty@...> wrote:
>>> On 02/23/2012 10:20 AM, Timothy Pearson wrote:
>>> > It is TDE, which is continued development on a fork of KDE3.
>>> I for one like the k_names for all that can stay k_whatever. ALT+F2
>>> <app I want> is second nature. Even going forward, if major apps
>>> change names, then instead of replacing the 'k' with a 't' why not
>>> just add a 't' in the beginning:
>>> tkonsole   (sounds a lot better than 'tonsole') and
>>> tkonqueror (sounds a lot better than 'tonqueror')
>> Or we could completely change the names, as MATÉ did.
>> For Konsole, unfortunately Terminal and Terminator both exist.
>> I think Trinitype (as a name which is close to Teletype) could be a
>> good name, but as I'm French-speaking I can't say if it sounds good ;)
>> For Konqueror, the original name came from the browsers
>> (
>> Navigator, Explorer, Konqueror.
>> Perhaps ColonisT would be a good sequel ?
> Sounds like a colonoscopy to me. ;-)
> Konqueror is an especially tricky app to rename; it would be like trying
> to rename Explorer under Windows.  How many times have you said to a user
> "Fire up Konqueror and do..."?
> Tim

We need to consider that while these applications might have arbitrary
names - they are just as arbitrary as Apple or Microsoft, Chevy or
Ford or Mozilla Firefox.

But what do these names carry? Recognition. Recognition. Recognition.

Whenever KDE3 is mentioned in a reddit thread on /r/linux, it almost
always involves "I wish I had Konqueror back". That recognition is

I say we leave applications that are recognizable by name the same.
Konsole, Kicker, Konversation, Konqueror. but KPPP and KPDF and other
less notable ones should be renamed.

P.S. Colon-ist? I don't want to be the butt of every joke.