Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 18th Jun 2006 14:26 UTC
KDE This is the 3rd installment in my series on deficiencies in common desktop environments. After GNOME and the Mac/MacOS, it is now KDE's turn. As with the other installments, this is a rant. Beware.
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RE: K-Names
by cyrilleberger on Sun 18th Jun 2006 15:32 UTC
cyrilleberger
Member since:
2006-02-01

With the notable exception of plasma, all other names are for library or subsystem which won't be that visible for the user.

As for the k-scheme, I note that tom didn't complained about the i-scheme of MacOSX. And I personaly see no problem in this, it's a like a brand.

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RE[2]: K-Names
by Mitarai on Sun 18th Jun 2006 15:40 in reply to "RE: K-Names"
Mitarai Member since:
2005-07-28

IN OS-X the sheme is at least in an understandab le order:

iThis, iThat, iFoo, iBar.

With KDE you have:

Kthis, thisK, Khis, thiK.

A total mess.

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RE[2]: K-Names
by Jesuspower on Sun 18th Jun 2006 17:29 in reply to "RE: K-Names"
Jesuspower Member since:
2006-01-28

But MacOS does not have:
iSafari
iUpdate
iConsole
iDashboard
iSearch
iDock
iTerminal
iSystem Preferences
iFinder
iPages
iKeynote
iSherlock
itexteditor
iProgram environment, ibattery statusetc...
Annoying, isn't it?
Its not just most KDE programs that have that noming scheme, its all of them + plus every Komponent that is a piece of the system.

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RE[3]: K-Names
by NxStY on Sun 18th Jun 2006 17:49 in reply to "RE[2]: K-Names"
NxStY Member since:
2005-11-12

Why? Apps doesn't have to be named after a certain scheme.

KDE naming is a mess. Sometimes a letter is replaced with a K (konsole), sometimes a K is appended before (kcontrol), sometimes a K in the name is just written in upper-case (amaroK). KDE devs should really name their apps better instead of just desperatly trying to get a K in their names.

Apple apps usually have good names; finder (find files), iTunes (play tunes), iPhoto (manage photos).

KDE apps usually doesn't; Konqueror, K3B, Kopete etc.

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RE[2]: K-Names
by el3ktro on Sun 18th Jun 2006 18:03 in reply to "RE: K-Names"
el3ktro Member since:
2006-01-10

The problem is, almost _every_ application for KDE has a K somewhere, while these iApps on Mac OS X are just a small set of multimedia-related applications, iTunes, iPhoto etc. It's not that all of Mac OS uses this "i".

Tom

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