Voting considered harmful (Was: Re: Echo Icon Theme in F10?)
jkeating at redhat.com
Mon Oct 13 22:06:21 UTC 2008
On Mon, 2008-10-13 at 19:01 +0000, Martin Sourada wrote:
> Well, gnome and kde already look different on that level. Does that
> confuse greater community?
Not when (default) Gnome icons on Fedora look like (default) Gnome icons
on Debian and on SuSE. Same with (default) KDE icons on Fedora and
> Echo is *just another* icon set that is
> coincidentally developed by some members of the Art Team who'd like to
> see it as a default icon theme Fedora wide (as opposed to gnome wide or
> kde wide) when ready for that.
But what problem does it solve? What doesn't the upstream provide in
this case, that we are spending effort to "invent here" rather than
> Does it bring anything to the wider upstream community? I hope that in
> the long run it will ease icon themes creation process for others as
> well (e.g. with helping with replacing unthemable icons by themable
> ones). Also I hope it will emerge into cross desktop icon theme used by
> much wider audience than just Fedora users.
Wasn't that already tried with bluecurve (and failed)?
> Does it bring anything to Fedora user? Different, more lively, more
> 3D-like art. Perhaps wider coverage of Fedora specific stuff (but that
> does not need to be limited to Echo). Is that a good thing? Seriously,
> who is to decide that? Definitely not me. I believe Art and Desktop
> Teams (and various other desktop SIGs when Echo gets selected for other
> DE's than gnome) together have the right to do so.
> If not, we'll continue to be just another alternative icon theme,
> developed by some of the fedora artists ;-)
I'm just trying to get a handle on what the problem is that echo is
trying to solve.
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