Renaming of Xfce components
squisher at xfce.org
Wed Apr 1 22:39:58 CEST 2009
2009/4/1 Jannis Pohlmann <jannis at xfce.org>:
> we've been struggling to get our libraries and applications used
> outside Xfce in the past. The limited user base caused by this makes it
> especially difficult for us to attract new contributors.
> In an IRC meeting we had yesterday we've decided to strip "xfce"
> from the names of some of our components and replace it with something
> more generic that doesn't prevent people from using the libraries.
I think that's a good idea.
> I've made a start last week already by announcing that libxfce4menu
> will be renamed to gdesktopmenu:
> Other renamings we have planned, all of which follow the "gtk", "glib",
> "gio", "gnio" naming style:
> libxfce4util => gutil
> libxfcegui4 => gui
IMHO "gui" for a library name is simply too generic.
> xfce4-session => gsession
> xfconf => xdgconf (to emphasize that it should become the
> config system backed up by freedesktop.org
> in the near future)
That'd be great news - is that something you guys are talking about
with the freedesktop people?
> I hope you all agree with me that this is once again a big step forward
> for Xfce as a whole. It underlines our urge to play a more important
> role in the cross desktop sector.
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