[Kst] Software Name

Barth Netterfield netterfield at astro.utoronto.ca
Thu Sep 8 20:00:05 UTC 2011

I think we are all in agreement that 'kst' is a highly non-optimal name.

However, we were not able to come up with a name (yet) that everyone
liked enough to generate a change.

I think that we are still small enough that it isn't too late, though.

In our discussion last fall, we had a few suggestions.  My favorite was

  + short
  + relevant to the coordinate system
We could use the urls xy.kde.org and xy-plot.kde.org

In terms of name collisions, There is a XYPlot class in jfree, and
there is a pythonxy.com page, with nothing there.  So, not too bad.

What do people think?  Should we re-open the rename question?

If so, "xy" or something else.  If something else, what?

On Wed, Aug 31, 2011 at 9:44 AM, Brisset, Nicolas
<Nicolas.Brisset at eurocopter.com> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I recently stumbled over Kst when searching for a realtime plotter.
>> Unfortunately it was (and without bookmarks still is) hard to find. I
> already
>> started to write my own plotter (called "Komplot", now
>> discontinued) for work.
>> I'm sure it has been discussed before, but are there plans to rename
> the
>> software somewhen to something longer and more meaningful?
> Well, this has been discussed over and over, and again recently before
> the release of version 2.0.0 and the overhaul of the website.
> The compromise was to rename the website (now kst-plot.kde.org) and
> improve the communication/visibility of the project, but keep the name
> which is known to quite some people, short and easy to type.
> In the end we may hope that the quality of the product and the community
> around it will help get over this light hurdle of a not-so-clear name.
> The trend seems good, download figures are growing steadily. Kst 2.x is
> becoming really good and is now distributed on all major platforms, and
> the website has been largely improved.
> If you are interested in contributing (in whichever form, from website
> to bug reports to code) just don't hesitate!
> Nicolas
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C. Barth Netterfield
University of Toronto

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