wxWindows changes name

Terry Reedy tjreedy at udel.edu
Tue Feb 24 23:37:48 CET 2004


"Peter Hansen" <peter at engcorp.com> wrote in message
news:403BA197.99C6A4C5 at engcorp.com...
> > The wxWindows project have announced that they are changing their name
> > to wxWidgets, specifically to avoid problems with the Microsoft product
> > name.
> >
> >     <http://www.wxwindows.org/name.htm>
>
> I haven't read the link (deliberately, for now)

It is a straightforward one page announcement of the change with a request
that others go along and get on with coding.  No rants or sordid details to
avoid;-)

>but I'd point out that the
> some of the "problems" they are avoiding by doing so are the possible
confusion
> in the minds of potential users as to whether wxWindows is cross-platform
> or not.  wxWidgets might be an easier "sell" as a cross-platform GUI
framework,
> so in that sense it's not a bad idea.
>
> Who really wants "windows" in their product name in this day and age
anyway?
>
> It's not like it carries connotations of reliability or good design, is
it?

I agree that MS may have pushed them into making a change that is at least
neutral  and possibly positive in the long run.

Terry J. Reedy







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