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    Phoronix: KDE Receives New Human Interface Guidelines For 2024

    Prominent KDE developer Nate Graham has been working with various KDE designers and developers to establish a new set of Human Interface Guidelines (HIG)...

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  • #2
    Kute!

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    • #3
      Kool!

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      • #4
        Klassik!

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          Nate,

          How's this for a HIG, you commit to not releasing any new features, updates or similar until every single bug report has been closed and you fix the design issue with 3rd party themes being allowed to run arbitrary code by design.

          I would say this is much more important than this guideline.

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          • #6
            Kawabunga!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by sophisticles View Post
              How's this for a HIG, you commit to not releasing any new features, updates or similar until every single bug report has been closed
              Completely unrealistic for a project the size of KDE.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by sophisticles View Post
                until every single bug report has been closed
                That's easy, just do like Lennart Poettering and tag the bug reports as "unnecessary feature requests" and you can close them all in one day. Boom. Done.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by sophisticles View Post
                  Nate,

                  How's this for a HIG, you commit to not releasing any new features, updates or similar until every single bug report has been closed and you fix the design issue with 3rd party themes being allowed to run arbitrary code by design.

                  I would say this is much more important than this guideline.
                  Unless you are willing to drop a few tens of millions of dollars on hiring a veritable army of developers, there is no universe where any project the size of KDE has 0 open bugs. This has been explained to you many times, but you choose not to understand, and instead make literally impossible requests of volunteer developers.

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                  • #10
                    Well this is gonna trigger some morons:

                    Negative language

                    Prefer neutral language over language referencing death, violence, crime, prejudice, stereotypes, or evil history. For example:
                    • Kill -> Close
                    • Execute -> Run
                    • Abort -> Exit
                    • Fatal -> Critical, major
                    • End of life -> End of support
                    • Force -> Require
                    • Illegal -> Unauthorized
                    • Crippled, gimped -> Broken, nonfunctional
                    • Slave -> Worker, job
                    • Wiped out -> Cleared
                    Oh, y'all.

                    ​unalive -SIGUNALVE 8675309

                    Ok, now that that's out of the way,


                    Symbolic vs full-color icons


                    At small sizes (especially small and smallMedium), append -symbolic to the name of the icon you're asking the icon theme to provide; this gives you a symbolic monochrome icon if the theme has one. At these small sizes, full-color icons can become visual smudges or contribute to a “heavy” appearance when many are shown in a row or column, so we prefer symbolic ones. Full-color icons are better at medium size and larger.

                    Always use symbolic icons for menu items and standard-sized buttons.

                    Always use symbolic icons for the small icon size in list items, and generally at the smallMedium size too. Context dictates whether this makes sense or not: with only a small number of list items, full-color icons may look better. For large or dense lists, prefer symbolic icons.
                    Can there be an option for always on full color icons; a no symbolic override? The simpler, more monochrome icons become the more they look the same to me.

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