What else should they call it? It controls system settings, FFS.
Both should use "Desktop Settings" as the name.
If the technology doesn't support that, then fix it.
1.Both "Settings" fall FAR beyond of simple "Desktop Environment Settings". System Settings is CORRECT.
2. However, one desktop environment carries name GNOME, and its "System Settings" is not usable without it; and another is KDE, and again its "System Settings" is not usable without KDE installed.
They should name:
KDE System Settings
GNOME System Settings
and if some DE implements similar:
"$DE_Name_Here" System Settings
I think that a major problem would be if the binaries are called the same thing. I don't know how it is handled at the moment, but KDE's app is called "systemsettings".
Imagine if Ubuntu released an editor called "gcc".
Last edited by pingufunkybeat; 07-23-2011 at 03:44 PM.
I am an ardent KDE-fan and see little use for Gnome. But, the sentence
signed by a maintainer named Ben Cooksley is just too much. THAT is not how to contact the Gnome camp and without being a developer for either side I apologize on anyone's behalf for vitriolic statements like that. I don't care if this has a "history" preceded by informal contacts. Any first public reaction should be polite.As KDE occupied this name first, it is ours as a result, and I will NOT be relinquishing it to satisfy your personal (selfish) desires, which will cause numerous problems for users on both sides.
If this was the first public reaction, in my view that Ben Cooksley may better be removed from being the maintainer as soon as possible, unless he makes a public apology. This is really sad.