[kde-community] Renaming KScreenGenie

Jeremy Whiting jpwhiting at kde.org
Mon Aug 24 13:06:10 UTC 2015


Boudhayan,

I agree that renaming kscreengenie to kscreenshot would be a nightmare
for both packagers and sysadmin (and probably even users also tbh).
There's lots of precedence for using a different name when rewriting
(or even overhauling) an application. KTTS -> Jovie when it became all
speech-dispatcher based. KVocTrain -> Parley when it got a fresh coat
of ui paint and lots of bug fixes. Those are only 2 I can think of off
the top of my head. Keeping the KScreengenie name, or using one of the
other non KScreenshot names you have thought of sounds like a great
idea to me. If wanted we can retire KScreenshot to unmaintained (if it
actually is) and KScreengenie can be the default screen capture
application that we ship (or we can ship both and have a user
preference in the "default applications" kcm if both are actually
maintained, etc. At any rate, thanks for developing this replacement.
Sometimes a complete rewrite is the best way to update old code.

BR,
Jeremy


On Mon, Aug 24, 2015 at 6:46 AM, 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).
>
> So I'll leave this up to the community. I'm currently considering
> naming it Safelight, with other names I've considered being (in order
> of preference) Selfie (a screenshot is literally a computer taking a
> selfie), Iris, Kapture, KScreenshot and Snap.
>
> If anyone wants to upvote any of these choices, please reply to this
> thread. People are welcome to suggest new names too, but too many
> people suggesting new names will quickly degrade to "bikeshedding", as
> they say. Use your judgement.
>
> I won't be doing any renaming this week or even next week (a bugfix
> release of KScreenGenie needs to be made), so there's no immediate
> rush.
>
> Yours,
> Boudhayan Gupta
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