[Kst] Software Name

Ted Kisner tskisner.public at gmail.com
Thu Sep 8 20:04:24 UTC 2011

So you have given up on other projections / coordinate systems?  On the other hand, all computer screens so far are mostly rectangular, so I guess we always display "x-y" data at the very end...


On Sep 8, 2011, at 1:00 PM, Barth Netterfield wrote:

> 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
> xy
>  + 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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