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Alexander Larsson alexl at
Tue Nov 8 00:55:00 PST 2005

On Tue, 2005-11-08 at 10:34 +0100, Martin Konold wrote:
> Am Dienstag, 8. November 2005 08:14 schrieb Alexander Larsson:
> Hi,
> > On Tue, 2005-11-08 at 09:13 +0100, Torsten Rahn wrote:
> > > So trying to appeal to ISV's is doesn't make sense here.
> >
> > You have a very narrow-minded view of what an ISV is.
> Alexander are you aware that your statement is insulting?

Sorry about that. I didn't mean to be insulting.

> > Any hacker writing 
> > a piece of code and putting it on sourceforge is an ISV. I think most of
> > these are not interested in promoting their own visual identity.
> And why does this hacker require Tango as "the fdo standard"?

Did I ever say that Tango should be "the fdo standard"?

> There is simply no need for this type of ISV either and Torsten is very 
> correct when stating that Tango is not appealing to this type of ISV.

There is no mentioning of Tango in what I wrote, or in what Jonathan
wrote. I have no opinion on Tango details. I'm not involved with it.

However, I do think that an actual problem exists, and that some sort of
better definition of what "neutral" icons for the hicolor theme would be
helpful for ISVs. (Please don't read this as "I want to enforce Tango on
everyone", I'm just saying there is an issue.)

> In addition the naming standard is the much better guideline as it will not 
> break the ISV applications in case someone chooses another them or there is 
> an update etc.

A naming standard is great, but its a different problem. The problem I'm
discussing is where you use an icon theme, and your application menu
looks horrible because most apps didn't have an icon in that theme, and
the icons they installed in hicolor were all of different styles. If
half were in your theme and the rest in some sort of consistent
"neutral" style that would be better.

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