Comment 2RT Re: Just Great


XBMC is being renamed to Kodi


Just Great (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward on 2014-08-01 19:32 (#2RF)

Throw away your years of branding and reputation. That's what open source needs, more confusing nonsensical unneeded rebranding to another nonsense word. How many of these projects must we chase down every time we revisit them in a couple of years? Usually there's at least a valid legal reason, but this?

And without RTFA I don't believe that second paragraph. XBMC isn't tied to the Xbox name just because it originated that way. Has MS even hinted at a problem?

Case in point; I'm writing this and have already forgotten the awkward meaningless new project name. :(

Re: Just Great (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward on 2014-08-01 20:02 (#2RH)

In TFA there is a bit more. They want to expand it from "Media Center" to "Entertainment Center", and seems they thought "while we're making changes, let's dump the Xbox part too". While the new name isn't as catchy, at least it is less awkward to say.

The real problem is that logo. It looks like something targeted to little kids. "We arent quite there yet" is very generous.

Re: Just Great (Score: 1, Insightful)

by Anonymous Coward on 2014-08-01 21:41 (#2RM)

Uh, going from Media Center to Entertainment Center isn't an expansion. It's a contraction, and a severe one. Media hold a LOT more than entertainment vehicles, from textbooks to video courses to histories to family archives to god damn NEWS.

They are making the project a lot less valuable, flexible, and appealing all around. Not the end of the world, but an unnecessary dumb move. Not that I liked the old name either. :)

Re: Just Great (Score: 2, Insightful)

by on 2014-08-03 02:06 (#2RT)

It is just a name change. Your post sounds like they are removing features which they are not.Also entertainment centre is more fitting than media centre. I doubt many people are using XBMC to read textbooks or news for example. I don't mean news ticker but properly sitting in front of your TV and reading news on it. There are much better ways for doing that.


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2014-08-04 11:34 Insightful +1

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