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    Quote Originally Posted by GreatEmerald View Post
    The original concept of the new file icon theme felt Metro'y to me, but the current one looks fine.
    Yes, the simplification is also something I don't really like, but it allows doing nice things like setting icon colours depending on the plasma theme (so you no longer have to look for dark/light icon themes). And as you said, it's easy to swap out, so there's no harm.
    I never actually had a problem with icons and dark themes, the problem I've always had with dark themes is font colors not properly following my settings, thus resulting in unreadable text.

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    I like what I see but for me it's a case of focusing on the tree and missing the forest. At least it's good to know that KDE does in fact have a Visual Design group.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kostas View Post
    I like what I see but for me it's a case of focusing on the tree and missing the forest. At least it's good to know that KDE does in fact have a Visual Design group.
    Just what exactly do you think they should be doing differently? Keep in mind that if you're basing your opinion off of the current oxygen theme that this new theme they're designing to be the default has absolutely nothing to do with the oxygen styling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luke_Wolf View Post
    I've got mixed feelings on this personally, feels to me like they're taking far too many cues from Metro which is a style I really don't care for
    I see more iOS 7 there than Metro. Can't say I'm a fan of monochrome icons but Iíll wait and see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kostas View Post
    I like what I see but for me it's a case of focusing on the tree and missing the forest. At least it's good to know that KDE does in fact have a Visual Design group.
    This group is new, and for KDE5. If you think they are missing something, please go tell them. The forums are quite open to user suggestions, as long as you are willing to back them up with concrete examples and not just trolling.

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    The small icons for status are already part of GNOME.

    The analog clock is nice. Now dump Plasma.

    The side bar is a duplicate of Files. The only difference is the header icons that duplicate the minimalist icons in Files.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smitty3268 View Post
    This group is new, and for KDE5.
    Not quite. KDE5 doesn't exist. This is for Plasma Next.

    Quote Originally Posted by Marc Driftmeyer View Post
    The small icons for status are already part of GNOME.

    The analog clock is nice. Now dump Plasma.

    The side bar is a duplicate of Files. The only difference is the header icons that duplicate the minimalist icons in Files.
    What does that have to do with anything?

    If they "dump Plasma", then they also dump the analog clock Plasma is the graphical UI of KDE, just like GNOME Shell is for GNOME. They can't drop it because otherwise there won't be much left.

    The side bar is Dolphin, and it was there before Files even existed.

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    Default Dumping Plasma

    Why would the KDE project dump Plasma at this point? It definitely had its warts during the KDE 4.x series but it is being redone for the KDE 5 SC releases. Plasma was and is very innovative and because of this the initial implementation had some rough points. Plasma Workspaces 2 should fix most of the bottlenecks that the technology has had to this point. It will also allow the KDE project to have their own tablet, phone, touch, desktop, and media center UI's while reusing most of the same code.

    I'm very excited about the KDE 5 projects because they are taking many of the ambitious ideas that they implemented during the KDE4 series and refining them into even better and more useful projects and versions in the future. Akonadi is being redone a bit and the lessons learned from the KDE implementation of NEPOMUK has resulted in a Baloo. I'm looking forward to great things to come for KDE this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kostas View Post
    I like what I see but for me it's a case of focusing on the tree and missing the forest.
    The icons are just one of many different things they are working on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prescience500 View Post
    Aww...I love the old, colorful icons. It's one of the things that originally drew me to KDE. I hope the leave the old theme as an option.
    Nothing ever really dies in KDE. You can still install the old KDE2 era icons if you like. After half a decade it might get moved to an optional download through the hot-new-stuff api.

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