Giving up our applications' identity? (was: Re: KDE)

Brad Hards bradh at
Tue Jan 15 09:38:42 GMT 2008

On Tuesday 15 January 2008 01:54:09 pm Jakob Petsovits wrote:
> I might agree to that (and would admit having pushed stuff too far in some
> places), but nonetheless there was a reasoning for this - the idea is that
> common base applications without the need for a separate brand (calculator,
> basic text editor, audio mixer) get generic icons.
Why? What happens when I have two (or three, or four) calculators? I see this 
type of rebranding / generic branding as a distro function. 

> Hope I didn't intimidate too many people with that icon crap in KDE 4 :-P
I think you annoyed them. 

If you want to screw around with icons, perhaps fixing things that don't have 
icons would be better than rebranding existing stuff? See


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