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Month: March 2011

Re: [trinity-devel] Naming: Trinity Desktop Environment or KDE Classic developed by the Trinity Project?

From: Ilya Chernykh <neptunia@...>
Date: Fri, 4 Mar 2011 22:32:05 +0300
On Friday 04 March 2011 22:18:46 Kristopher Gamrat wrote:

> > On the other hand, "thinity" indeed means something connected to number
> > 3: Qt3, KDE3. One can reasonably suppose there will be the 4th version of
> > Trinity and that it will be eventually ported to Qt4. The name then will
> > become outdated, should it then be renamed "Quartity"?
> It's still a continuation of KDE3. If we rename it to Quartitiy
> because of Qt4, we'd have to rename it again (Petriaty?) when Qt5
> comes out. That's the whole point of TQt -- make it easier to port
> from one version of Qt to another without any changes to the base code
> -- only the library (tqtinterface) needs updating, while the rest of
> the code doesn't.
> Though QDE may not be a bad idea -- it may be generic, but Qt Desktop
> Environment could be satisfactory if we want to avoid wars with KDE.

I think this can be confused with Qtopia DE by Trolltech.
And Qt is also obviously a registered trade mark.

> Quenqueror could still work with the same pronounciation though be a
> bit confusing when people see the Q, but we'd still have some naming
> issues elsewhere if we change the app names.
> Whatever we do, we need to make clear that we are a continuation of
> KDE3 by a different development team. That way, people know that their
> KDE3 apps should work with a little bit of code change for TQt (which
> will need some clear documentation when it's completed), but is still
> largely compatible.