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

Ingo Klöcker kloecker at
Wed Jan 16 00:33:55 GMT 2008

On Tuesday 15 January 2008, Cornelius Schumacher wrote:
> On Tuesday 15 January 2008 03:54:09 Jakob Petsovits wrote:
> > My assumption here was that KMail is mostly used as part of Kontact
> > and therefore doesn't need to be specifically branded (same
> > reasoning for KOrganizer and KAddressBook, btw) so I assigned it
> > the generic icon. It's certainly not a deterministic question on
> > how to draw the line here, and I'd also be fine with KMail going
> > back to a branded kmail icon.
> One of the key features of Kontact is that it fully supports running
> all the individual components stand-alone as well, so each app which
> is part of Kontact has and maintains its own identity. So I think we
> should really keep the individual brands (especially KMail and also
> KOrganizer). They have a long tradition and it would be a loss to
> give them up.

FWIW, inside Kontact, i.e. in the icon sidebar, it makes sense to use 
the generic internet-mail icon for the mail component.

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