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
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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"
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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"
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But MacOS does not have:
iSystem Preferences
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"
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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"
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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".


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