[kde-community] Renaming KScreenGenie

Laszlo Papp lpapp at kde.org
Mon Aug 24 13:04:01 UTC 2015

On Mon, Aug 24, 2015 at 1:46 PM, Boudhayan Gupta <bgupta at kde.org> wrote:
> Hi,
> Now that KDE Applications 15.08 is out, it's time to move KScreenGenie
> into KDE Graphics and retire KSnapshot.
> The plan was to simply rename KScreenGenie to KSnapshot; however,
> after discussions on IRC people have suggested that given the fairly
> big change (it *is* a completely new codebase, after all), a change of
> name wouldn't be such a bad idea. Also, retiring an existing
> application and renaming a new application to said old application
> would be a nightmare for the sysadmins, as too many changes would need
> to be made, and that for packages on download.kde.org, the package
> name -> repository mapping would be broken.
> A fairly universal sentiment is that no one seems to like KScreenGenie
> as a name (including yours truly).

I believe that it would be a good idea to refer to the discussion why
not and what problems exactly came up with that.

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