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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Fix kernel thread names that might offend users.

On Wednesday 2008-04-02 02:28, Dmitri Vorobiev wrote:
>> To settle things down a bit on the bugtrackers, this patch renames all
>> offending kernel threads into something that goes better with
>> GNOME-based systems.
>> Since KDE is essentially dead[...]

Beware of Linus's strong contrary opinion! (You might get called upon.)

>> Also, please let me know if I forgot something.

Since it all seems to be an April's joke, how about the KDE
people change _their_ program names so as to

(1) not confuse kernel people [kwin -> kdewin]
since apparently, GNOME does it more than just right
(who would have thought! "gnome-control-center" is a perfect name,
"gcontrolcenter" would have been acceptable too, but "gcc" would not.)


(2) not look like they did not know the English language.
[kontact,kolf,kompare -> contact,golf,compare]

Some are valid in German though [kalzium,konsole] and KDE does
seem to have strong .de ties, so I let these go through.

> Did you forget to send this patch yesterday in which case this would have
> been more suitable for April 1st?

|Date: Tue, 01 Apr 2008 22:54:08 +0200
|From: Johannes Weiner
|To: Linux Kernel Mailing List

make boldconfig -- to boldly select what no one has selected before

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