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What's with the weird names ? :-)

What's with the weird names ? :-)

Posted May 4, 2006 20:13 UTC (Thu) by jospoortvliet (subscriber, #33164)
In reply to: What's with the weird names ? :-) by mikov
Parent article: Looking forward to KDE 4

i see a connection between plasma, solid and phonon - three states of matter. well, not entirely, a
phonon is some kind of 'sound particle' (and again not really, but details aren't that important).
akonadi is some goddess, they just liked the name. not sure what ekiga is, why it would be first in
anything, etcetera...

btw visited the sites?
http://plasma.kde.org
http://phonon.kde.org
http://solid.kde.org

they are worth a visit...


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What's with the weird names ? :-)

Posted May 11, 2006 19:03 UTC (Thu) by renox (subscriber, #23785) [Link]

>a phonon is some kind of 'sound particle'

So the name is a bad name for a library which deals both with audio AND video. At first glance when I heard about phonon, I thought that it was audio only..
I did have a look on the website, they are beautiful but too much 'marketspeak'/shallow for me..


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