When open source projects close the process, something's wrong
Posted by: Anonymous
on November 04, 2007 12:58 AM
Well, packaging the oxygen iconset for gnome allows those gnomers to test it out. The more people testing, the more people will contribute, finding bugs and stuff, resulting in a better final result, in this case that'd be mostly gnome-compatibility. That should be quite trivial, as both kde and gnome now use (more or less?) the same icon-packaging-standard.
Of course, it would have been better if the packager made it clear that it's still not a finalized set, and recommended the users/testers to send in their comments to the oxygen-team, but I don't consider repackaging the set so early is a bad thing, as this is the way open-source works best.