Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 26th Nov 2009 00:05 UTC, submitted by elsewhere
KDE We all know what KDE stands for, right? Unless you're new here, you'll know that it stands for the K Desktop Environment. While this certainly covers a large chunk of what KDE stands for, it has increasingly lost its meaning over the past few years. Consequently, the KDE team has decided to 'reposition' the KDE brand.
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Perhaps I'm easily confused
by DigitalAxis on Thu 26th Nov 2009 14:03 UTC
DigitalAxis
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Perhaps I'm easily confused, but while I understand they're breaking up KDE into three different brandings, I'm not sure what the delineation is.

Edit: Ok, they do say how it breaks down... Like so:

Plasma desktop: Includes the desktop, widgets, window manager, maybe System Settings and the like to manage the thing, etc etc...
Platform: Akonadi/Phonon/Solid/Plasma that must be targeted to make 'KDE' applications.
Applications: KDE-games, KDE-pim, KDE-edu, KDevelop and Dolphin; special relationship with Amarok, K3B and the like continues outside of 'KDE'

Edited 2009-11-26 14:09 UTC

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