[kde-community] Renaming KScreenGenie

Ben Cooksley bcooksley at kde.org
Wed Aug 26 06:53:45 UTC 2015


On Wed, Aug 26, 2015 at 5:21 PM, Martin Graesslin <mgraesslin at kde.org> wrote:
> On Wednesday, August 26, 2015 3:38:52 AM CEST Boudhayan Gupta wrote:
>> Hi,
>>
>> Top posting here. Summary so far:
>>
>> 3 votes for Kapture, 1 for KScreenshot, none for any of the non
>> K-prefixed names suggested (Safelight, Selfie, Iris).
>>
>> Generic names like Screenshot aren't being considered.
>
> I suggest two names:
> * on Plasma: Screenshot
> * on non-Plasma: KDE Screenshot

You'll want to do this anyway, otherwise (hostile) distributions will
just patch the brand name on to your application in all environments.
This is usually done by distributions which are centric around other
desktop environments.

>
> This makes it a nice generic name. Let's face it: nobody would care that it's
> a generic name if Apple or Microsoft called such a tool "Screenshot". The only
> "problem" is that we want to have the app also outside of Plasma and we think
> that it's too generic then. So let's add our "KDE" brand name to it. That's
> quite common: brand + generic name. At least the gnome devs do that quite
> often.
>
> Cheers
> Martin
>

Regards,
Ben

>>
>> -- Boudhayan
>>
>> On 25 August 2015 at 23:33, Ingo Klöcker <kloecker at kde.org> wrote:
>> > On Monday 24 August 2015 18:16:41 Boudhayan Gupta wrote:
>> >> 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.
>> >
>> > After reading the first paragraph about how renaming it to KSnapshot is
>> > not a good idea, I thought that KScreenshot would be a good alternative
>> > name. And then I saw that it's also on your list. So, +1 for
>> > KScreenshot.
>> >
>> >
>> > Regards,
>> > Ingo
>> >
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