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At present we have , and .

The product in question was known as Windows Driver Development Kit (WinDDK) before Vista; since Vista, it's been known as Windows Driver Kit (WDK). [1]

  • would refer to the Windows Driver Development Kit.

  • 's tag info suggests someone wanted it to be used as a platform-neutral thing (DDK is to drivers as SDK is to software), but it's not. I can't find DDK in common usage, and even though Wikipedia mentions it, it's just a redirect to an SDK article with a single sentence on the topic. The tag seems to be covering exactly the same scope as and thus is not useful. I can't see any way in which questions about it could really be platform-neutral, either.

  • seems to be the appropriate name to use. Surprisingly, nothing else in tech seems to be wanting to use this acronym, so there is no clash.

So, here is my proposal:

  1. Retag as
  2. Retag as
  3. Give a decent tag wiki
  4. Check any questions referring to Driver Test Manager or Windows Logo Kit and retag if appropriate

Not sure if adding a synonym would be valuable or not.

On the other hand, some of these actions may not be considered appropriate owing to the slight change in scope of the project when it was renamed from WDDK to WDK. In that case, manual work and a lot of clarification would be needed.

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Worth noting, Microsoft's abbreviation for Windows Driver Development Kit is actually WinDDK, not WDDK. –  Emrakul Jun 11 '13 at 7:06
@KnightswhosayNi: I guess that'd explain the winddk name. Updated my notes on that. But it's still a product which has now been renamed. –  Chris Morgan Jun 11 '13 at 9:04
I think [winddk] should be kept, [ddk] should be [winddk] and [wdk] should be [windk]. It's more explicit...or we could spell it out. –  Time Traveling Bobby Jun 11 '13 at 9:16
@M.NightDemonbobby: WDK is what they call it now, nor is anyone else calling anything WDK; for that reason I think [windk] would be a bad idea. As for the other, is there any value in separating WDK from WinDDK? –  Chris Morgan Jun 11 '13 at 11:20
Oh, okay. And I don't know, did something important change between the transition? –  Time Traveling Bobby Jun 11 '13 at 11:22
@M.NightDemonbobby: all I know about it is what the Wikipedia article says. –  Chris Morgan Jun 11 '13 at 11:23
Sounds different, I opt for keeping them separate. –  Time Traveling Bobby Jun 11 '13 at 11:24
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