Wikipedia preparation for 2.4 release

Friedrich W. H. Kossebau kossebau at kde.org
Wed Apr 11 12:49:16 UTC 2012


Am Mittwoch, 11. April 2012, 13:42:55 schrieb Markus:
> Am Mittwoch 11 April 2012, 13:19:49 schrieb Friedrich W. H. Kossebau:
> > So this is how Wikipedia works these days, everyone writes articles about
> > their own stuff?
> 
> Well, I'm not a Calligra author (in fact I'm longer a Wikipedian than a KDE
> member).

Ah, okay, sorry, do not yet have a complete picture of all the people involved 
in Calligra, so misassumed here.

> The best way for official members is to publish a blog post about
> fact that Wikipedia authors can use as reference. Eg. I have to admit that I
> called Words a fork of KWord on WP because the early Calligra website
> called Words "a word processor created from KWord" or something like that.
> It required a blog post by Boemann to get that straight.

:)

> > * Sometimes only half of the program names are used, like just "Words" or
> > "Sheets". But that should be always "Calligra Words" or "Calligra Sheets",
> > as this is the official full name.
> 
> IMO that's part of editorial judgment for better readability. In their
> dedicated articles the actual names are explained, eg. "Calligra Words" is
> one article but another is "Karbon (software)".
> LibreOffice has something similar:
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LibreOffice#Included_applications
> That table calls the word processor Writer but its article states that the
> full name is LibreOffice Writer.

Hm. Just that this blurs the real name a little. If I had to decide, I would 
insist in the full name everywhere, no made up short forms.

After all the LibreOffice authors use the short forms you mention themselves, 
see e.g. http://www.libreoffice.org/features/writer/

This is different in Calligra. Its e.g. always "Calligra Words". Oh wait, not. 
At least the urls are just calligra.org/words/, the icon on the first page 
have just a short form, and the big picture on e.g. calligra.org/words/ also 
has just "Words" in it. Leftovers, or still current state?

And calligra.org/flow/ is unsure if the full name is "Calligra Flow" or 
"Flow". Same for "Calligra Plan".

userbase.kde.org/Calligra also needs an update, in any case. Anyone working on 
this, and would coordinate what is updated by whom? I would spent some time on 
that, tonight.

In general, other real Calligra devs and especially the Calligra marketing 
people should better chime in here, while I chime out :)

Cheers
Friedrich


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