[kde-community] Renaming KScreenGenie

Valentin Rusu valir at kde.org
Wed Aug 26 09:55:36 UTC 2015


* Luigi Toscano <luigi.toscano at tiscali.it> [2015-08-26 10:52:35 +0200]:

> 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.

I'm sharing this exact PoV, so here is another vote against the generic
name.

-- 
Valentin Rusu
IRC: valir



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