XBMC gets a new name...

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Re: XBMC gets a new name...

Post by whufclee » Wed Aug 06, 2014 9:08 pm

Kodi, a stupid name? Yes without a doubt, it's the name of my friends dog.

Was there a need for the name change? With the legalities involved and the fact that all the letters that make up XBMC are now pretty much pointless I can certainly understand it. However that being said just like when the Xbox was dropped as a platform I don't agree with the decision BUT I do understand it.

A name is just a name at the end of the day, so long as the software remains opensource and the community isn't affected then who cares? I've got no intentions of renaming TotalXBMC, the fact that XBMC4Xbox is keeping it's name makes me feel justified in that decision :)

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Re: XBMC gets a new name...

Post by Sychose » Wed Aug 06, 2014 10:32 pm

Yeah, as long as the Xbox version keeps the original name, that's absolutely fine :-D

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Re: XBMC gets a new name...

Post by fxmech » Thu Aug 07, 2014 1:38 am

There will be ambiguity among "mainline compatibility"... now or plugins will need to stipulate more convoluted language

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Re: XBMC gets a new name...

Post by RoyalX » Sat Sep 06, 2014 5:40 pm

I saw the new banner change. And read about the new splash too.
Coudn't we just have the name of the forum as xbmc4xbox and let the xbox dash as it is at XBMC. And not xbmc4xbox.

I know someone made a comment before, saying it is double.
Like XBOX MediaCenter for XBOX

At least we got the XBMC name back. So why not stick with it. And leave 4xbox out of it.

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Re: XBMC gets a new name...

Post by chunk1982 » Sun Sep 07, 2014 12:01 am

Forgive me for being stupid but why not just call it xbox media centre again?? After all it is what it is. I never really cared for xbmc name if im honest I know/understand why they changed it but now I use the xbox for nostalgic reasons because its old school and its cool so why not take it back?
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Re: XBMC gets a new name...

Post by BuZz » Sun Sep 07, 2014 12:07 am

Because I don't want to change the name. We have everything set to xbmc4xbox, from the SVN, the domain, the server config, the wordpress site, the facebook page, the wiki, the branding, and so on. I assume those wanting to change the name are not offering up their free time to fix everything including references in sourcecode etc.

Feel free to discuss, but it isn't going to change.

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Re: XBMC gets a new name...

Post by Dom DXecutioner » Sun Sep 07, 2014 12:24 am

Boooooooo!!!
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Re: XBMC gets a new name...

Post by chunk1982 » Sun Sep 07, 2014 10:02 am

If I had the skillz buzz id do it in a heart beat but unfortunately I dont

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Re: XBMC gets a new name...

Post by xman » Sun Sep 07, 2014 12:55 pm

whufclee wrote:Kodi, a stupid name? Yes without a doubt

the fact that all the letters that make up XBMC are now pretty much pointless I can certainly understand it. )
Yes I agree. KODI 14 is so much better..

Kind Of Dicky Idea

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Post by CapedCrusader » Mon Sep 08, 2014 9:53 pm

The name and the logo sucks, no doubt about it.

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Re: XBMC gets a new name...

Post by Ponchofcult » Tue Sep 09, 2014 2:08 am

Some ideas:
XBOXMC
XBMC ONE
XBMC ∞ (oo= ORDINARY ONE)
or only vs the competition something like Max 3.6, Scott 3.7, Fido 3.8, Cody Banks 3.9 (sarcastic)

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Post by Dom DXecutioner » Tue Sep 09, 2014 4:49 am

I would love our name to be XBMC Origins! :)
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Re: XBMC gets a new name...

Post by cashonly » Tue Sep 09, 2014 7:16 am

goxbmcd4oxcofm

"good old xbox media center dashboard four old xbox console from micro$oft"

now that would be a good name, u can even write each letter with a diferent font.
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Re: XBMC gets a new name...

Post by mrmajikbus45 » Tue Sep 09, 2014 1:07 pm

I second Dom's idea for a name. Other than that, how about XBMC Legacy?
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Re: XBMC gets a new name...

Post by cashonly » Tue Sep 09, 2014 1:32 pm

cashonly wrote:goxbmcd4oxcofm

"good old xbox media center dashboard four old xbox console from micro$oft"

now that would be a good name, u can even write each letter with a diferent font.

joke! it was a joke!
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Re: XBMC gets a new name...

Post by spicemuseum » Tue Sep 09, 2014 5:10 pm

mrmajikbus45 wrote:I second Dom's idea for a name. Other than that, how about XBMC Legacy?
As much as I would prefer that the tautology were resolved by reverting to XBMC, no change of name is going to happen unless someone volunteers to re-work the masses of project artefacts Buzz highlighted earlier in this thread.

Thus, until a volunteer steps forward, the discussion over individuals' preferred names is moot.

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Re: XBMC gets a new name...

Post by BuZz » Tue Sep 09, 2014 5:14 pm

I have this domain paid up until 2017 also. Ok domains are not expensive, but everyone managed with the name up till now. It's not only a matter of all the work to switch everything, but also the fact that I don't think the XBMC project would appreciate it too (if we went back to using just the XBMC name). I enjoy being on good terms with them. Plus there is the fact I just don't want to change the name.. so ner ;-)

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Re: XBMC gets a new name...

Post by mrmajikbus45 » Tue Sep 09, 2014 6:27 pm

Oh, I know. Just a suggestion. A little fun to play.
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Re: XBMC gets a new name...

Post by spicemuseum » Tue Sep 09, 2014 10:17 pm

BuZz wrote:It's not only a matter of all the work to switch everything, but also the fact that I don't think the XBMC project would appreciate it too (if we went back to using just the XBMC name). I enjoy being on good terms with them. Plus there is the fact I just don't want to change the name.
Yeah, right, but aside from all that, and all the other stuff, and what-not, there's no good reason not to revert, right?

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Re: XBMC gets a new name...

Post by Dom DXecutioner » Tue Sep 09, 2014 10:22 pm

BuZz wrote:I have this domain paid up until 2017 also. Ok domains are not expensive, but everyone managed with the name up till now. It's not only a matter of all the work to switch everything, but also the fact that I don't think the XBMC project would appreciate it too (if we went back to using just the XBMC name). I enjoy being on good terms with them. Plus there is the fact I just don't want to change the name.. so ner ;-)
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