[RFC] Plasma mobile components -> Plasma controls

Martin Graesslin mgraesslin at kde.org
Mon Feb 8 15:11:13 UTC 2016

On Monday, February 8, 2016 4:07:35 PM CET Marco Martin wrote:
> On Monday 08 February 2016, Martin Graesslin wrote:
> > Plasma is the brand for the "Desktop Shell". Why use Plasma as the name
> > for
> > the components, then? Isn't that going to be confusing for devs. Like the
> > assumption that you need Plasma or it's only for Plasma? Kind of
> > introducing the same problems as we used to have with the generic KDE
> > name?
> perhaps...
> what i was thinking about is that we have this work tightly coupled together
> the HIG work.
> That's pretty much the pack of things that google calls "Material design"
> (blackberry had cascades, microsoft could have metro but fucked up, apple
> doesn't seem to have a name)
> "Breeze Design" wouldn't go i think, because is more just a theme, we
> probably need an hip name for the components, and general design/hig of
> applications.
> We could call it something high brow like "Flow" or some bs like that

maybe something for the VDG to come up with a good name, otherwise I vote for 
"Bikeshed Controls" :-P

But yeah, if it goes into a tier 1 framework it makes sense to do a generic 
"hip" name.

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