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A few weeks ago I was looking at the icons that we ship in
telepathy-kde and noticed some problems that need some coordination
with you in order to fix properly. You can read  for background,
but I will try to summarize the points again here.
1) In telepathy-kde we depend on certain icons, namely the
"kde-telepathy" one and the "im-*" ones. Since we cannot rely on the
users using the oxygen icon theme, we need to provide these icons
ourselves installed in the hicolor icon theme. Some of these icons are
now provided by oxygen and have a completely new style, some others
are taken from kopete. I have made a table here  summarizing what
icons are out there, fyi. The question is, which icons should we ship
with tp-kde? Should we ship the icons from oxygen + the missing ones
from kopete? Or should we ship the ones from kopete only and let the
oxygen icons be extra? Any opinions? (Note that neither set contains
all the icons that we need, so some merging will happen anyway)
2) The "kde-telepathy" icon name is a bad name. I guess you already
know that dashes in icon names are like path separators that create
groups. The problem is that when the kde-telepathy icon is not
installed, the icon loader code removes "-telepathy" and tries "kde"
as the second possible icon name, which resolves to the kde logo icon.
I would prefer it if the name was "telepathy-kde", which in case it
doesn't exist will fall back to "telepathy", which is a more suitable
icon for this case (it doesn't really exist, but if it existed, it
would be a better choice than "kde"). So, how about renaming it?
3) The icon name that our gadu-gadu connection managers request is
"im-gadugadu", not "im-gadu-gadu" as it is in the oxygen icon theme.
Could you rename that as well?
PS: Please keep me and Martin in CC, as we are not subscribed. Thanks