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Re: [Fwd: Re: Gnome Icons, Gnome/KDE Menus need improvement]

On Wed, 2004-06-16 at 17:24, Seth Nickell wrote:
> > The HIG should document unambiguously what 3rd party, upstream, and ISV
> > app developers should put in the .desktop file...
> Bryan & I will work on this... but it can't be unambiguous. As with most
> design issues, we can give guidelines and factors to consider, but a lot
> of it comes down to common sense. Unfortunately common sense is
> somethings ISVs don't display when you give them an opportunity to add
> more branding :-P Still, it would be hard for me to write a guideline on
> why we should put "Coca Cola" in the menus, but not "Safeway
> Select" (make up some market saturation point at which you flip to using
> a branded name?!?).

Maybe some kind of flow chart?

If you have a diamond in the flow chart labeled "judgment call" that's
basically going to mean "ask Seth and Bryan" for Fedora Core, but for
all third parties it's going to mean "make up something that we will
have to fix on the Fedora level"

Maybe an "if in doubt, foo" kind of phrasing based on which answer is
statistically more probable would minimize our work ;-)

I'm less worried about ISVs (who will inevitably name it "Our Trademark
Here(tm)" no matter what we say) than I am about upstream projects and
Fedora Extras.


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