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Month: March 2011

Re: [trinity-devel] What about existing links in "tips" and "help" to

From: Ilya Chernykh <neptunia@...>
Date: Thu, 3 Mar 2011 16:28:31 +0300
On Thursday 03 March 2011 06:28:21 Timothy Pearson wrote:

> Yes :)  I got to thinking that I didn't want some automated domain
> purchaser snatching it for resale because it was mentioned on a public
> website (the mailing list and IRC logs).  I won't be activating it until
> the new website is complete (hopefully soon!).

Recently I saw in the KDE forum that somebody suggested that Trinity could be 
named "KDE Classic" to empathize the connection with all the KDE heritage and 
history and also underline that it is the true KDE. 

I think I should agree that this is reasonable idea.

- It would spare you from re-branding and re-drawing the artwork.
- KDE is well known desktop and brand.
- Many KDE3 apps claim they are written for KDE. This may create confusion 
with some users if they use Trinity.
- Continuous version system (KDE Classic 4 etc vs. Trinity 4).
- You empathize that KDE3 did not dead, and KDE Classic is the true KDE rather 
than KDE SC 4.
- Parallels with Mac OS Classic, Windows Classic (a Windows appearance theme) 
- You can keep the both names: "KDE Classic by Trinity project" etc.

I thought many times what would happen if the creators of KDE4 named their 
desktop "Plasma" or something and left the brand of KDE to KDE3. I think in 
that case KDE4 would not be so popular because the users would not associate 
it with KDE and perceived only KDE3 as the last true KDE. Indeed the name 
means very much.