Fragment of a discussion from Talk:KPackageKit

I agree we should not rush things - it could get very confusing. My suggestion is that we either wait half a year or so, or that we

  • add an info box on this page informing about the new name
  • add a new item in the appropriate Application list linking to this page
  • and make a note of this on some to-do list

The latter is probably the better way as it allows users to find the application whether they know its (old or new) name or not. Either way we have some maintenance problems.

13:59, 2 July 2011

I have given this question a bit more thougt and have come up with a plan. Have a look here and see what you think. Feel free to add comments or suggestions.

20:09, 2 July 2011

I have modified my suggestion a bit. It is still messy, but there is probably no helping that.

08:57, 4 July 2011

I'm still trying to take it all in - no matter how we tackle it, the whole situation is messy. I think you are on the right lines, but an obvious problem is that we have to remember to come back to something 6 months or a year later. There's no way of setting up a reminder, so individuals would have to use their own diaries - not the best solution.

We probably need to think a bit longer, but I have no suggestions, atm.

12:04, 4 July 2011

I agree. At the very least we should have a solution to the DPL problems that we can trust, before we proceed.

An idea for keeping track of name changes just occured to me - the template setting up the announcement at the top of the page could also add the page to a special (hidden?) category, fx "ChangeName". It won't actually notify us, but at least we would have an easy way to localize the pages, that needs taking care of.

14:42, 4 July 2011