'coenig' related

Sebastian Kuegler sebas at kde.org
Wed Dec 12 10:31:54 GMT 2007

This thread is better held over at kde-ev-marketing.

On Tuesday 11 December 2007 23:40:40 Ralf Habacker wrote:
> I just saw the kde4 rc2 announcement on
> http://www.kde.org/announcements/announce-4.0-rc2.php and stumbeld over
> the term 'coenig'.
> In german the term 'K├Ânig' means "king" and I don't know if the rc2
> codename was choosed knowing this affinity.

No, it was derived from 

> As thinking about this a while I asked myself if the recently used
> mascot is able to settle the claims KDE 4 is going to fullfill, for
> example the multi platform feature mentioned in
> <http://dict.leo.org/ende?lp=ende&p=eL4jU.&search=claim>
> http://www.kde.org/announcements/announce-4.0-platform-rc1.php.
> Then I asked myself which animal is associated with the term "king" and
> found http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lion where it says about the lion
> "A common depiction is their representation 'king
> <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monarch> of the jungle' or 'king of the
> beasts'; hence, the lion has been a popular symbol of royalty and
> stateliness"
> so I'm asking myself if it would be a good idea to use a lion as konqi's
> successors or not. What do other people think about this topic ?

We had this discussion a couple of times in the marketing context. KDE 
entering the mainstream market also means that the young / childish dragon is 
a bit outdated (albeit cute). The concept we came up with was a grown up 
konqi, a dragon that actually has the teeth to tackle players like Microsoft.

This process is not finished due to other, more important things to deal with.

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