default kde menu icon

David P. Krawchuk athlon52 at
Sat Jan 2 16:49:43 GMT 2010

On Friday 01 January 2010 03:54:29 pm Roman Shtylman wrote:
> Yes, I am gonna drag this dead horse up one more time so we can kill it
>  again :)
> Just as the KDE project feels that branding is important to them,
> likewise Kubuntu should feel the same way. I know that we have
> constantly prided ourselves on shipping upstream KDE, and that doesn't
> need to change. But lets not kid ourselves. The small tweaks we make
> to the default settings are part of what make Kubuntu... well Kubuntu.
> And getting that image across is half the battle. That isn't to say
> that we should be annoying in our advertising of Kubuntu, but I do
> think that we should have at least the logo their by default (and not
> just in the boot up sequence). A logo is a very strong thing. It is
> what most people associate with your image and we want to have a good
> image :)
> I know we included the alternate kde menu icon in the last cycle and I
> think that was a great thing. I modified it a bit and am currently
> using it to see how it works with various backgrounds. It aims to be
> simple and not obtrusive. Clearly the users of our distro will know
> that they are using Kubuntu...and will learn that they are using KDE,
> but what we want (imho) is for people to see a user on their computer
> and go... wow... what is that (referring to the awesomeness of kde)
> and then see the Kubuntu icon and make the association to Kubuntu.
> If we choose not to change the default icon :( :( we should look at
> keeping the alternate icon for those users that do venture to change
> defaults and might happen upon ours :)
> Try it yourself:
> $0.02
> ~Roman
Its a great idea, think your on to something!

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