Formal complaint concerning the use of the name "System Settings" by GNOME

Martin Gräßlin mgraesslin at
Mon Jul 25 05:36:40 BST 2011

On Monday 25 July 2011 15:57:16 Ben Cooksley wrote:
> >
> >> Otherwise our users will be the ones who will suffer.
> >
> > I really doubt anyone is going to 'suffer'... This NamingClashCrisis is more
> They will. As an example, KMyMoney users for instance depend on System
> Settings to be able to set their locale, and therefore the default
> currency, date format, etc.
In that case KMyMoney has to depend on systemsettings and has to become a workspace 
application which I think the workspace coordinators will rightfully refuse. If this is a must have 
configuration for KMyMoney it has to add the KCM to its own configuration options. In 
comparison you are also able to configure Phonon from within Amarok.

If you think that systemsettings is a required runtime dependency for other applications, then 
systemmsettings should move from kde-workspace to kde-runtime.

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