Shipping a cursor theme with KDE

Torsten Rahn torsten.rahn at
Fri Dec 28 16:48:12 GMT 2007

> It is way easier to just drop the 'are the cursors subject to the
> freeze' thing and discuss if this is worth an exception.

It's actually not necessary to discuss an exception. As I pointed out already 
artwork just like documentation is _not_ subject to a freeze. There are only 
two exceptions:

1.) of course core parts of the look and feel shouldn't be drastically changed 
unless they are still missing. This is especially important if they have been 
included in screenshots of the documentation.

2.) changes of the artwork must not have a negative impact on the stability 
and must not result in technical bugs.

Item 1.) is not an issue here given that a set of default cursors for Oxygen 
has been missing and given that cursors never get included with screenshots.

So that only leaves item 2.) : While artwork usually doesn't have any impact 
on the stability of the system I could imagine that it might be different 
with cursors:

What might technically go wrong with a new theme and what are the chances that 
this might actually happen?

So unless you feel like questioning the expertise of our artists and usability 
experts that's the only remaining issue to discuss.


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