wxWindows changes name
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
>but I'd point out that the
> some of the "problems" they are avoiding by doing so are the possible
> 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
> so in that sense it's not a bad idea.
> Who really wants "windows" in their product name in this day and age
> It's not like it carries connotations of reliability or good design, is
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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