[kde-community] Renaming KScreenGenie

Jaroslaw Staniek staniek at kde.org
Wed Aug 26 09:16:53 UTC 2015

On 26 August 2015 at 10:52, Luigi Toscano <luigi.toscano at tiscali.it> wrote:
> 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.

Yeah, KDE + generic name is something else though.
KDE prefix is not about a brand of the desktop. How can we convince
people to the proper meaning of KDE if not by using the prefix

MS Office is MS Office also on Mac, precisely: MS Office for Mac. If
someone adds a nice integration[*] for Ubuntu or Gnome in a KDE Foo
app, the app perhaps can be even called KDE Foo for Gnome, etc.

I remember in KOffice time how frequently reviewers (quite naturally)
called it KDE Office.


[*] At least I won't oppose Kexi integration on 3rd party desktops if
this expands the current FOSS community.

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