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The "KDE Applications" bundle.
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  • part of the "KDE Applications" bundle and
  • they have no other specific tag/projects, or no knowns/long term maintainers.

Recent Activity

Yesterday

ngraham added a comment to T9986: Delete "What's This" inline help functionality.

FWIW we merged that feature and it looks like it works fine to me. We'll see how users feel about it in Plasma 5.20. So far we haven't gotten any bug report or complaints about it in the beta.

Mon, Sep 28, 9:19 PM · Goal: Consistency, KDE Applications, Plasma, KF6, VDG

Sat, Sep 26

xyquadrat removed a project from T11933: Debrand KDE Applications as Release Service: KDE Promo.
Sat, Sep 26, 4:15 PM · KDE Applications, Goal: All About the Apps

Mon, Sep 7

xyquadrat updated the task description for T11933: Debrand KDE Applications as Release Service.
Mon, Sep 7, 11:30 AM · KDE Applications, Goal: All About the Apps
ognarb closed T13464: Releases 20.08 as Resolved.
Mon, Sep 7, 9:55 AM · Goal: All About the Apps, KDE Promo, KDE Applications
xyquadrat moved T13464: Releases 20.08 from Doing - Tasks that are actively worked on to Done on the KDE Promo board.
Mon, Sep 7, 9:47 AM · Goal: All About the Apps, KDE Promo, KDE Applications

Mon, Aug 31

jriddell moved T13464: Releases 20.08 from Discussing to Done, Needs Review on the Goal: All About the Apps board.
Mon, Aug 31, 12:05 PM · Goal: All About the Apps, KDE Promo, KDE Applications

Aug 10 2020

paulb moved T13464: Releases 20.08 from Incoming - All new tasks and ideas go here to Doing - Tasks that are actively worked on on the KDE Promo board.
Aug 10 2020, 9:55 AM · Goal: All About the Apps, KDE Promo, KDE Applications

Aug 8 2020

concernedone created T13488: Report security, privacy, and software freedom issues via KDE software.
Aug 8 2020, 1:55 PM · KDE Privacy Goal, KDE Applications, Plasma

Jul 30 2020

jriddell added a project to T13464: Releases 20.08: Goal: All About the Apps.
Jul 30 2020, 5:45 PM · Goal: All About the Apps, KDE Promo, KDE Applications
jriddell added a comment to T13464: Releases 20.08.

https://invent.kde.org/-/ide/project/websites/kde-org-announcements-releases/blob/master/-/content/2020-08-apps-update/_index.md

Jul 30 2020, 5:45 PM · Goal: All About the Apps, KDE Promo, KDE Applications
jriddell created T13464: Releases 20.08.
Jul 30 2020, 5:33 PM · Goal: All About the Apps, KDE Promo, KDE Applications

Jul 23 2020

ndavis added a comment to T10243: Some KDE applications could use better icons.

Another icon that need improvement is elisa.svg. It looks bad with dark background.

Jul 23 2020, 7:07 AM · KDE Applications, VDG
tosta added a comment to T10243: Some KDE applications could use better icons.

Another icon that need improvement is elisa.svg. It looks bad with dark background.

Jul 23 2020, 4:33 AM · KDE Applications, VDG
tosta added a comment to T10243: Some KDE applications could use better icons.

Thank you @rrosch. @alex-l I will work with official Kwrite icon and try to improve it. Let it be clear that what I am presenting here are just ideas. Something that improves the distinction of applications by relating them to their functions as @rrosch said, which will be very important for new KDE Plasma users (especially the newly orphaned Windows 7) who will be added to our user base.

Jul 23 2020, 3:06 AM · KDE Applications, VDG
rrosch added a comment to T10243: Some KDE applications could use better icons.

Hi all, if it's ok for me to weigh in on this a bit, I will say firstly that I love kate/kwrite, and was immediately blown away by both when I (finally) discovered them recently.

Jul 23 2020, 2:47 AM · KDE Applications, VDG

Jul 22 2020

alex-l added a comment to T10243: Some KDE applications could use better icons.

@tosta The current KWrite icon can be improved, but there is no reason to replace it with a totally different one.

Jul 22 2020, 6:59 PM · KDE Applications, VDG
tosta added a comment to T10243: Some KDE applications could use better icons.

Now that Kate has its own special icon, I don't think Kwrite needs to be changed.

I think the actual kwrite icon looks like a mimetype icon. It's palid and confuse.

Take a look at new Notepad icon from Microsoft as an example.
It's nice and looks like an application icon for a simple text editor program.

Isn't this from Windows Vista?

P.S. Text editor =! app for notes

Jul 22 2020, 6:49 PM · KDE Applications, VDG
alex-l added a comment to T10243: Some KDE applications could use better icons.

Now that Kate has its own special icon, I don't think Kwrite needs to be changed.

I think the actual kwrite icon looks like a mimetype icon. It's palid and confuse.

Take a look at new Notepad icon from Microsoft as an example.
It's nice and looks like an application icon for a simple text editor program.

Jul 22 2020, 2:33 PM · KDE Applications, VDG
tosta added a comment to T10243: Some KDE applications could use better icons.

Now that Kate has its own special icon, I don't think Kwrite needs to be changed.

Jul 22 2020, 2:04 PM · KDE Applications, VDG
ndavis added a comment to T10243: Some KDE applications could use better icons.

Now that Kate has its own special icon, I don't think Kwrite needs to be changed.

Jul 22 2020, 10:37 AM · KDE Applications, VDG

Jul 21 2020

ngraham added a comment to T10243: Some KDE applications could use better icons.

You have a long history with Breeze icons and care a great deal about design. Maybe you should be reviewing icon patches and suggesting improvements and working on new versions of problematic icons.

Jul 21 2020, 4:59 PM · KDE Applications, VDG

Jul 20 2020

alex-l added a comment to T10243: Some KDE applications could use better icons.

@ngraham logo vs icon discussion is a very minor issue (though I would be happy to see if Ken Vermette, Uri Herrera and others who contributed to Breeze Icons for apps agree or disagree with me), instead I want Breeze Icons to be treated like any other component like Kwin, Kirigami etc i.e. with maintainers/major contributors that have the final say. I followed the development of other KDE projects in the past and I know there are always developers that know very well that specific codebase because they contributed a lot over the years and took responsability as maintainers. This used to be the case also with Breeze Icons. My contributions to it is good just because of the input by previous contributors, I was even lucky enough to learn in person from Ken Vermette.

Jul 20 2020, 1:27 PM · KDE Applications, VDG

Jul 19 2020

ngraham added a comment to T10243: Some KDE applications could use better icons.

I get it, you think that there is or should be a meaningful difference between an application's icon and its logo, and that the breeze icon theme should be full of icons, not logos. But there doesn't seem to be much agreement with this idea: not among the current generation of VDG people; not even among some of the prior VDG people, who have complained about this to me; not among the developers of the apps in question who have complained about their current Breeze icons; not among users who file bug reports and complain about it. Furthermore, this proposed icon/logo split does not match the state of reality for most of the app ecosystem in the wider world; most apps use their icon as a logo, and design it accordingly to be able to serve both roles. And I'm not sure your counter-example of Firefox is something we want to emulate. For example, if I go to https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/mobile/, I see the following:

Jul 19 2020, 9:54 PM · KDE Applications, VDG

Jul 17 2020

alex-l added a comment to T10243: Some KDE applications could use better icons.

Jul 17 2020, 12:18 PM · KDE Applications, VDG
alex-l added a comment to T10243: Some KDE applications could use better icons.

Mozilla, GNOME

Both are now pale shadows of their former selves. Features = removed, customizability = gone. Truth-tellers told and told and told them "please no" until blue in the face, but sadly all their efforts were for naught. It's like software stopped improving and is now actually deteriorating, just look what they did to GitHub... Professional UX design only ever leads to ruin these days, it seems.

Relevant: The Decline of Usability and this tweet about Windows 95.

This is what professional visual designers paid by Mozilla set. But hey hobbyists here disagree.

https://pics.me.me/the-fox-is-out-of-the-bag-in-beta-on-63346294.png

Professional design = please no...

Jul 17 2020, 12:12 PM · KDE Applications, VDG
tosta added a comment to T10243: Some KDE applications could use better icons.

@alex-l. These icons was made using Inkscape default palette (the effort at it design time was to discuss the ideas). Later I redesigned the ark, gwenview and kwrite icons from scratch using the breeze palette and colorfull icon guidelines.

Jul 17 2020, 11:20 AM · KDE Applications, VDG
churaev added a comment to T10243: Some KDE applications could use better icons.

Mozilla, GNOME

Jul 17 2020, 10:42 AM · KDE Applications, VDG
alex-l added a comment to T10243: Some KDE applications could use better icons.

Gweview icon inspired by: Circle-icons-eye.svg

Update: submitted in Gwenview (T13400)

Jul 17 2020, 10:31 AM · KDE Applications, VDG
alex-l added a comment to T10243: Some KDE applications could use better icons.

This is the Mozilla logo:

Jul 17 2020, 9:44 AM · KDE Applications, VDG
alex-l added a comment to T10243: Some KDE applications could use better icons.

@ngraham go to any art school and they will tell you the difference between a logo (branding) and an icon (software user interface).

Jul 17 2020, 9:10 AM · KDE Applications, VDG

Jul 16 2020

ngraham added a comment to T10243: Some KDE applications could use better icons.

@alex-l nobody shares your opinion that app icons are different from logos and that therefore they should have a minimal, understated style and do not need to mimic the original version. This isn't a self-evident design truth, it's just your opinion on icon design, and nobody else seems to agree with you.

Jul 16 2020, 7:22 PM · KDE Applications, VDG
jriddell closed T10971: KDE Applications release scripts should add version number to appstream files as Resolved.
Jul 16 2020, 11:46 AM · KDE Applications
jriddell closed T12656: Apps Update March 2020, Releases 19.12.3 as Resolved.
Jul 16 2020, 11:46 AM · KDE Applications, KDE Promo, Goal: All About the Apps
jriddell closed T12795: Create 20.04 releases as Resolved.
Jul 16 2020, 11:46 AM · Goal: All About the Apps, KDE Applications, Event: Release
tosta added a comment to T10243: Some KDE applications could use better icons.

@alex-l can you say me what's wrong with these icons? I'm trying to do it following all HIG recommendations (sizes, margins, colors...). I'm not a specialist as you said, @ngraham does not recruited me, and I'm aware his OK is not a approval. But I'm trying to help because I love KDE and I'm doing personal hacks and improvements for years. Please contact me privately if you want.

Jul 16 2020, 11:06 AM · KDE Applications, VDG
alex-l added a comment to T10243: Some KDE applications could use better icons.

@ngraham can you stop this please? You all are ruining all our previous work. Aren't you able to see how much wrong these icons are? Can we please stop recruiting people without the needed skills for this work and don't give OKs by people who contribute in other areas (you)? This is serious stuff exactly like code, don't treat imagery like a second citizen. In other communities (Mozilla, GNOME, Elementary) this doesn't happen.

Jul 16 2020, 6:19 AM · KDE Applications, VDG
ngraham added a comment to T10243: Some KDE applications could use better icons.

Cool stuff. Could you start submitting your icons are merge requests to the breeze-icons repo?

Jul 16 2020, 3:26 AM · KDE Applications, VDG

Jul 15 2020

tosta added a comment to T10243: Some KDE applications could use better icons.

Use Breeze color palette.

Jul 15 2020, 10:11 PM · KDE Applications, VDG
alex-l added a comment to T10243: Some KDE applications could use better icons.

Use Breeze color palette.

Jul 15 2020, 9:48 PM · KDE Applications, VDG
ngraham added a comment to T10243: Some KDE applications could use better icons.

I have a feeling they will, with some polish. :)

Jul 15 2020, 2:53 AM · KDE Applications, VDG

Jul 14 2020

tosta added a comment to T10243: Some KDE applications could use better icons.

@tosta hi. thanks for your artwork proposals, they show you are skilled, makes me jealous :)

When it comes to designing icons, it is not only about art though, but also about feasibility when used in context. Icons are less often used in the size you are presenting your work here (and what the table above shows), but rather in smaller sizes (like in menus or window title bars etc) and on normal DPI displays.

So to see if icons are good, it would be good to have at least a 48x48 pixel version, but also smaller sizes liks 32x32 to get an impression how they will work (edit: or at least special icon variants with less details) and not e.g. look blury... cmp. also https://hig.kde.org/style/icons/colorful/index.html

Jul 14 2020, 8:32 PM · KDE Applications, VDG
kossebau added a comment to T10243: Some KDE applications could use better icons.

@tosta hi. thanks for your artwork proposals, they show you are skilled, makes me jealous :)

Jul 14 2020, 7:54 PM · KDE Applications, VDG
tosta added a comment to T10243: Some KDE applications could use better icons.

With Okular, I'm interested in being more faithful to the original if we're going to redo the icon. See up-thread: T10243#201368.

Jul 14 2020, 7:45 PM · KDE Applications, VDG
ngraham added a comment to T10243: Some KDE applications could use better icons.

With Okular, I'm interested in being more faithful to the original if we're going to redo the icon. See up-thread: T10243#201368.

Jul 14 2020, 7:34 PM · KDE Applications, VDG
tosta added a comment to T10243: Some KDE applications could use better icons.

Okular icon proposal.

Jul 14 2020, 7:16 PM · KDE Applications, VDG
ngraham added a comment to T10243: Some KDE applications could use better icons.

I like those!

Jul 14 2020, 6:52 PM · KDE Applications, VDG
tosta added a comment to T10243: Some KDE applications could use better icons.

Colored Kwrite icon proposition:

Jul 14 2020, 5:39 PM · KDE Applications, VDG
cullmann added a comment to T10243: Some KDE applications could use better icons.

Hi, just to avoid any wasted work:

Jul 14 2020, 3:35 PM · KDE Applications, VDG
tosta added a comment to T10243: Some KDE applications could use better icons.
Jul 14 2020, 1:30 PM · KDE Applications, VDG
tosta added a comment to T10243: Some KDE applications could use better icons.
Jul 14 2020, 1:20 PM · KDE Applications, VDG