[kde-community] Renaming KScreenGenie

Luigi Toscano luigi.toscano at tiscali.it
Wed Aug 26 08:52:35 UTC 2015


Martin Graesslin ha scritto:
> 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
> 
> 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.

I personally always disliked this choice, since someone called Words a program
about words. It's like "stealing" a generic name from common usage.

That said, I also think that the name should be unique, which means no double
name in different environment, or it would be complicated.

My personal vote is for anything but a generic name.

Ciao
-- 
Luigi



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