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#1 2012-06-03 16:21:58

jens
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XFCE or Xfce ?

i wonder which one is the correct spelling, uppercase "XFCE" or (partly) lowercase "Xfce" ?
the logo reads "XFCE", while within online text i more often tend to see "Xfce" these days.
so, which one is the "official" version - if there is any ?

Last edited by jens (2012-06-03 16:22:35)

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#2 2012-06-03 22:23:17

gnome_refugee
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Re: XFCE or Xfce ?

Hi, jens.

From the wiki:

"The name Xfce originally stood for XForms Common Environment, but since then, Xfce was rewritten twice and doesn't use XForms toolkit anymore. The name survived, but the F is nolonger capitalized (not “XFce”, but “Xfce”). Currently the acronym doesn't stand for anything (suggestion: X Freakin' Cool Environment)."

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#3 2012-06-04 11:43:17

jens
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Re: XFCE or Xfce ?

^ thanks, but i've read that before.

however, there is still a discrepancy between this description and the logo.
and on the bottom line, XFCE/Xfce is no longer an acronym anyway.
given all this, isn't it about time for some new name ?

Last edited by jens (2012-06-04 11:45:33)

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#4 2012-06-04 21:48:23

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Re: XFCE or Xfce ?

jens wrote:

^ thanks, but i've read that before.

however, there is still a discrepancy between this description and the logo.
and on the bottom line, XFCE/Xfce is no longer an acronym anyway.
given all this, isn't it about time for some new name ?

I guess that's for the developers to decide! I know some people get confused between Xfce and LXDE. You could propose a naming competition here on the forum, jens.

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#5 2012-06-05 06:05:54

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Re: XFCE or Xfce ?

X11 Free Comon Environment
Xtreme feature-rich Common Environment
X11 Functional Common Environment
Xorg Free Community Environment
X11 Fruit of Community Envirnment
X11 Fork from Common Environments
X11 Free Centric Environment

all this for now
But if Xfce/XFce/XFCE/xfce is the same why no simply use XFCE And Xfce for convenience making both officials??


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#6 2012-06-05 06:31:07

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Re: XFCE or Xfce ?

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#7 2012-06-05 06:51:49

jens
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Re: XFCE or Xfce ?

OK, so we keep the acronym and try to find a new meaning...

X - X11
F - Fast / Free / Flexible / Functional
C - Custom / Computer / Computing
E - Environment

how about these ?
my personal preferrence is "X11 Fast Custom Environment".

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#8 2012-06-05 13:53:19

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Re: XFCE or Xfce ?

In case you may not want to be tied to X11 in the future,

X - Xcellent
X - Xtreme or Xtremely
X - Xistential (OK, that's a stretch)
X - Xisting (that one stinks)

You can probably come up with some others.  wink


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#9 2012-06-05 17:31:53

jens
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Re: XFCE or Xfce ?

X - eXtensible

if it's extensible, then it's custom(izable) anyway. so how about...

"eXtensible Fast Computing Environment" ?

this is not too bad IMHO. it also gives a clue that XFCE is modular.
(i avoided "extendable" or "expandable" because it sounds much like "expendable".)

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#10 2012-07-03 02:20:51

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Re: XFCE or Xfce ?

How about "Xtra Fabulous Cool Environment"?

Yeah -- I like that. :-)


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#11 2012-07-03 14:26:44

secipolla
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Re: XFCE or Xfce ?

Someone at Fedora's forum named it 'Cholesterol free desktop environment'.

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#12 2012-08-08 18:29:15

Stramash
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Re: XFCE or Xfce ?

The fact that it is not an acronym supports my insistence that it should be pronounced suffice x

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#13 2012-11-03 06:10:11

shakebake
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Re: XFCE or Xfce ?

xtra flexible customizable environment

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#14 2012-12-12 07:40:05

unimatrixoverload
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Re: XFCE or Xfce ?

eXtremely Freekingly Cool Environment...

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