[kde-artists] Resolving icon naming conflicts

Kenneth Wimer wimer at kde.org
Thu May 29 11:15:44 BST 2008

On Thursday 29 May 2008 00:56:26 James Richard Tyrer wrote:
> I see some issues.
> The most important is that the icon names need to make sense not only to
> people but to the KDE Icon Loader code.  Making sense to people is a
> lower standard that being logically correct for the code.  E.G. the code
> will choke on names that are perfectly acceptable to people.

I disagree 100%. We are making this for people, not for machines.

I think that all we need is good documentation of the name change process. 
Some things we can discuss. We discussed the zoom issue, disagreed, asked on 
fd.o and even dobey agreed with using a generic zoom. Issued resolved, the 
name stays as JP has done. Other issues can be handled the same way.


> This is not only a question of the Oxygen names.  It is a question of
> ALL KDE4 icon names -- for all icon themes.
> Although JP seems to think that it is OK for him to name Oxygen icons
> one thing and have me rename the icons in KDEArtWork something else.  I
> fully realize that this is unacceptable, it won't work, and I will not
> do it.  This idea is counter to common sense and the ultimate counter
> example to that the old open source motto "who does the work decides".
> Obviously, the KDE project needs global design and planning.  Therefore,
> we need a better method than just having JP decide and others trying to
> figure out what he did by looking at the SVN module.
> The icon names need to be logical and they need to be fully documented.
>   I started to document them but had to give it up since JP did not
> provide me with the information needed -- he put me out of the loop.
> Therefore, we continue to have a problem.  Most of the icons in
> KDEArtWork have the old KDE3 names and some of them have KDE4 names that
> are not the same as JP's names.  This is not OK.
> This needs to be resolved in a utilitarian manner -- one that works for
> everyone.
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