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K Desktop Environment is Dead: Long Live KDE

Nov 25, 2009, 19:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Brockmeier)

"Unlike KFC, KDE won't be offering crispy chicken and stale biscuits. What KDE will be offering is "distinct brands for the software that was previously referred to generically as 'KDE'." Instead of offering KDE 4.4 in 2010, the project will be releasing the "KDE Software Compilation 4.4."

"According to the post, the rationale for the switch is that KDE doesn't just represent the software, it represents the community and the body of software produced by the community. The repositioning document lays out all the new names and suggested naming for applications.

"The suggestion for applications that are not prefixed with the telltale "K" is that they should be preceded by KDE: KDE Okular instead of Okular, KDE Dolphin instead of Dolphin, and so on."

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