General disclaimer about icon naming

James Richard Tyrer tyrerj at
Mon Jul 16 17:03:08 PDT 2007

KDE is NOW in the process of implementing the Icon Naming Spec. 
Unfortunately, up until just recently, we basically said 'well that is 
nice' and didn't pay much attention to it.

So, I think that you can expect a lot of suggestions and issues from KDE 
in the next month or so.  I'm sorry that we waited until after version 
0.8 was released, but that is just the way it is.

I presume that some of these issues will be important and some not. 
But, it must be presumed that the spec is intended to be valid for a 
long time and we really need to get things right before 1.0 is released.

I am not going to ask for any major changes, but if I find what appear 
to be errors, I will bring them up -- that is why drafts are released 
for comment.  I think that KDE is going to be asking for the addition of 
a significant number of icons since KDE does thing differently than 
GNOME and this does require different icons.  We could have tried to 
standardize how to do things first, but that probably wouldn't have worked.


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