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Month: March 2011

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

From: "David C. Rankin" <drankinatty@...>
Date: Fri, 04 Mar 2011 22:23:23 -0600
On 03/04/2011 02:14 PM, Timothy Pearson wrote:

> OK guys, here's my $0.02.
> We have too many bugs in the bugtracker as it is; this indicates that
> manpower is severely limited.  KDE e.V. has shown to be very reasonable
> thus far, and they have actually pulled some KDE4 fixes from the Trinity
> branch, so I don't think there will be any legal problems with images,
> etc.  However, that does not mean we should keep using the trademark "KDE"
> throughout the desktop environment, as it will lead to confusion and
> (rightfully) anger KDE e.V. very quickly.  I believe the renaming to
> Trinity, as well as the removal of the "K" icon (it is now a "T" icon as
> you may already know) is sufficient at this time.  So long as Trinity
> remains a distinct piece of software with a different name than "KDE" I do
> not forsee any issues, even if some icons are shared between the old KDE3
> releases and Trinity.  The point is we are not grabbing the newest Oxygen
> iconsets and artwork and purposefully making a head-to-head run against
> KDE4 on the same features, look+feel, etc., and KDE e.V. knows that.
> I say keep the "k" application naming for the older applications (konsole,
> etc.) for legacy reasons, but for new applications either work the "t"
> into the application name or leave the name generic.  Even better, come up
> with a catchy name that is NOT tied to the DE--personally I always thought
> the "k" in the application names was somewhat tacky and childish.
> Tim


Although I wouldn't go renaming apps without a very good reason -- or -- at
least wait until a name change is implemented for the whole sh-bang.

You talk about confusion:

  "What is kview called now?"
  "Is it truler or has that not moved yet?"
  "Where did kcolorchooser go?"
  "Who is the knucklehead that came up with tcchooser?"

You get the drift :)

David C. Rankin, J.D.,P.E.