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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: "Mag. Dr. Nikolaus Klepp" <office@...>
Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2012 21:49:54 +0100
> 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
> important.
> 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.

Just my 2 cent: From the marketing point of view it would not be very wise 
idea to rename the flagship applications like konqueror. 

The less recogizable, well, one should at least make sure that the new name is 
not worse than the old one .. or that the new name carries a new meaning :-)

Adding a wraper, that pops up a messgebox to give the user a clue what was 
renamed to what and then starts the "new" application would help a lot for 
scripts and heavy console users (like myself) and users that try to move 
their old settings from kde to tde.