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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RE: Ugh
by bralkein on Thu 26th Nov 2009 14:08 UTC in reply to "Ugh"
bralkein
Member since:
2006-12-20

What? That's not what compilation means. Look it up in the dictionary, it just means to gather things from different sources and organise them into a single body. There's nothing to imply "randomly thrown together" in that word.

Did you get hit bad by a GCC bug once or something? Or maybe you bought a lousy mix tape?

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RE[2]: Ugh
by JMcCarthy on Thu 26th Nov 2009 16:57 in reply to "RE: Ugh"
JMcCarthy Member since:
2005-08-12

What? That's not what compilation means. Look it up in the dictionary, it just means to gather things from different sources and organise them into a single body. There's nothing to imply "randomly thrown together" in that word.

Did you get hit bad by a GCC bug once or something? Or maybe you bought a lousy mix tape?

a lousy mix tape?

I know there is nothing wrong with the word itself, it's the way it's commonly applied. The crappy mix tape is exactly what came to mind.

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RE[2]: Ugh
by DigitalAxis on Thu 26th Nov 2009 17:33 in reply to "RE: Ugh"
DigitalAxis Member since:
2005-08-28

Well, if they have to call it a 'compilation' then it implies that the connection between the components is not obvious. That unfortunately tends to speak of 'stuff I threw together', but the KDE foundation wants to make it clear that KDE is a desktop AND libraries AND programs. You can use the programs without the desktop, and the libraries without the desktop. With this announcement, though, KDE looks less kohesive.

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RE[3]: Ugh
by apoclypse on Thu 26th Nov 2009 19:40 in reply to "RE[2]: Ugh"
apoclypse Member since:
2007-02-17

Who the hell would want to use a KDE program outside of KDE? I mean most other environments have their own alternatives, sometimes they are even better. I definitely am not going to use Amarok on OSX, or Windows. I truly don't understand what would be the point.

They should have just stuck with what they had or they could just go right ahead with Plasma as the name for the whole thing.

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