Everaldo keeping kde in lock -- was: Icons, scripts and OSX

Ante Wessels vitanova2 at softhome.net
Fri Jan 9 13:10:39 GMT 2004

Very bad situation, a fork. An impossible situation even. Everaldo mentions on 
kde-look.org that Suse is paying him to devellop the crystal svg icons. Does 
anyone know what the position is Suse takes on this? I can not imagine that 
Suse pays him to keep kde in lock. If Everaldo releases his icons to cvs on a 
steady basis, that should be workable? 

On Jueves 08 Enero 2004 20:03, Frans Englich wrote:
> On Thursday 08 January 2004 11:15, Ante Wessels wrote:
> > On MiƩrcoles 07 Enero 2004 03:10, Frans Englich wrote:

> > At http://webcvs.kde.org/cgi-bin/cvsweb.cgi/kdelibs/pics/crystalsvg/
> > I counted about 160 files.
> >
> > > Everaldo has promised to but never released the svg's for crystalsvg,
> > > effectively holding KDE in a proprietary lock, much similar to a closed
> > > source solution.
> >
> > With the about 160 I found, are Everaldo's found?
> Na.. A `find ./kdelibs/pics/ -name *.svgz | wc -l` returns 156 and the
> icons is almost exclusively of type mime, filesys or device. I think
> there's about 300-400 icons totally in kdelibs(I've heard somewhere :).

Do I understand it correctly that the application icons are missing 
especially? And those are Everaldo's?

> crystalsvg is tricky.. If we(as chris, Arnold, James & CO) currently do add
> crystalsvg icons to KDE it gets out of sync with Everaldo's releases.

> AFAICT we currently have a fork in crystalsvg. We could contact Everaldo
> asking him to go open source(which is a fully accurate term) but we would
> still have the fork problem..



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