[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
consistently?

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.

2c

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


>
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> Luigi
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