Neil Stevens neil at qualityassistant.com
Thu Oct 31 23:10:00 GMT 2002

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On Thursday October 31, 2002 03:00, David Faure wrote:
> On Thursday 31 October 2002 23:56, Neil Stevens wrote:
> > On Thursday October 31, 2002 02:44, David Faure wrote:
> > > CVS commit by faure:
> > >
> > > "Already in kdeartwork/IconThemes/kdeclassic/", as was already said.
> > > *All* hicolor icons have been moved there. You care for consistency,
> > > right? It's only consistent that those go to kdeartwork too. There
> > > is not a _single_ argument for them to remain here.
> > >
> > >
> > >   R            hi16-app-kit.png   1.5
> > >   R            hi32-app-kit.png   1.5
> > >   R            hi48-app-kit.png   1.5
> >
> > Once again we have a malcontent abusively reverting commits, and I ask
> > that David Faure's cvs account be suspended until he promises to abide
> > by the decision of the app's maintainer.  This policy seemed to work
> > with KMail, so it should be carried out consistently.
> You're not the maintainer of the icon themes. Those who do the work on
> icon themes, Antonio and Torsten, are. After public discussions, the
> decision was taken that hicolor icons should move to kdeartwork. You
> might agree or not, but doing things differently in ONE application is
> out of the question. If you have concerns about the icon theme
> decisions, raise them, with real arguments. But take action *only* after
> an agreement has been reached. Doing it _before_ that is "abusively
> reverting commits". It's exactly what you did here, going against the
> global commit made by the icon theme maintainers.

The icons in Kit were created by me or acquired by me from a Jabber client/  
As a set they have not been maintained by anyone but me.  Nobody but me 
has volunteered one minute to see that the icons are there and useful.

Further, to blindly copy these icons (as Torsten did) and then move some 
around (as Stephan did, before he agreed with me and I reverted), causes 
there to be duplicated icons in cvs, and spreads over two modules the 
maintenance work for me.  Yes, you're making more work for me, in order to 
have two copies of these icons in cvs.

Antonio has pointed out that *all* icon styles inherit from hicolor, which 
is hidden parent style in KDE.  So if the existing non-crystal icons are 
left as hi*, not only will things work fine for users of Crystal, but they 
will work for users of Highcolor, and every other style.  Additionally, 
there will be no duplicated files in cvs, and the maintenance will be kept 
in one place.

So tell me, what is your argument for keeping two copies of files against 
the wishes of their maintainer?

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