tackat at t-online.de
Thu Nov 3 21:22:50 PST 2005
Am Donnerstag, 3. November 2005 16:49 schrieb Rodney Dawes:
> Others are more than welcome to join,
> but KDE and GNOME are the big two.
Sorry, but you are stating something that might be misleading. KDE has exactly
_no_ plans whatsoever for shipping the Tango icon theme itself. If you want
to know why, look here:
Except for that: If you compare the color palette of the Tango theme closely
with the Novell websites (e.g. shades of dark red, orange, gray, etc. heck,
the green is even named "Chameleon") you'll realize that they are _very_
close, i.e. hard to distinct from the "original" colors for most people. Too
close for us -- maybe different enough for others.
I don't care whether XFCE or Firefox are keen on giving up their visual
identity and promote NOVELL derived Corporate Identity just to integrate
nicely with the Gnome desktop.
I don't care whether Redhat other distributions will basically like to promote
NOVELL's look and feel (although it might fit well as a subliminary message).
I can just say for KDE that we will independently continue to preserve our own
visual identity. With _sane_ specifications that cover technical interfaces
_only_ we can achieve the very same goals as Tango not just for _one_
icontheme but for all of them! For the benefit of the user.
We appreciate and welcome any improvement in terms of usability and
appearance. But we think that the ubiquitous usage of a specific icontheme to
solve the issues you are trying to fix is the wrong answer to the right
Although I like KDE on NOVELL/SUSE LINUX very much (I'm using it myself since
years on a daily basis) I consider mailinglists for an icontheme
incorporating and promoting NOVELL's corporate identity _abuse_ of this
Otherwise we would feel the need to advertise KDE's visual identity on this
site as well by providing a comparable offer using the _very_ popular and
_very_ complete "Crystal" icontheme which almost has become a "standard" of
its own due to its circulation.
I therefore ask the people responsible for this site to move this stuff to
http://www.kde-look.org or http://art.gnome.org where it belongs.
> While the theme works, by creating a
> bunch of symlinks to old-style names, it would be nice to also get the
Symlinks? I hope you don't do this to KDE! IMHO this would be a major stupid
idea! Are you fully aware of the consequences?
KDE 4 will support the icon naming scheme you want to use natively! Let's do
this right without hacks and without workarounds which are crying for bugs,
slowdowns, and trouble!
<rahn at kde.org>
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