None of the other DE's packages are named so obnoxiously.
For example, Gnome Shell's package is just 'gnome-shell' and Nautilus is 'nautilus'
Yet, Dolphin is 'kdebase-dolphin' and Okular is 'kdegraphics-okular'. If I want to install some KDE app, I have to search for it first every time because I don't know if it's in kdeutils or kdebase or kdesdk.
Forget about remember a package name if it's a plasma applet/addon.
It's a little much, no?
It would make more sense to me to at most keep 'kde' as part of the package name for the apps (kde-dolphin). In which case you would also want to have 'gnome-nautilus' as a package.
Maybe for the plasma addons, something like 'kde-runners-events' and 'kde-applets-networkmanagement' because runners aren't even close to the same as plasma applets.
My guess is its based on upstream. Just check the file names:
Plus I'm certain I remember mailing list discussions (on the Arch lists) about this matter. But more importantly, as anonymous_user says - its about upstream...
Allan-Volunteer on the (topic being discussed) mailn lists. You never get the people who matters attention on the forums.
jasonwryan-Installing Arch is a measure of your literacy. Maintaining Arch is a measure of your diligence. Contributing to Arch is a measure of your competence.
Griemak-Bleeding edge, not bleeding flat. Edge denotes falls will occur from time to time. Bring your own parachute.