Specification compliance of icon names

Icon names without trailing stars already exist in the icon naming specification.

Generic Application Names (in the spec):

 accessories-character-map          OK
 accessories-dictionary             OK
 kaddressbook                       -> office-addressbook **
 kcalc                              -> accessories-calculator
 kcall                              -> internet-telephony
 khelpcenter                        -> help-browser
 kmail                              -> internet-mail **
 kmenu                              -> places/start-here-kde
 konsole                            -> utilities-terminal
 korganizer                         -> office-calendar **
 ksnapshot                          -> accessories-screen-shot **
 kuickshow                          -> graphics-viewer-image **
 kwallet                            OK
 kwrite                             -> accessories-text-editor
 multimedia-volume-control          OK
 okular                             -> graphics-viewer-document **
 preferences-desktop-accessibility  OK 
 preferences-desktop-font           OK
 preferences-desktop-keyboard       OK
 preferences-desktop-locale         OK
 preferences-desktop-multimedia     Needed
 preferences-desktop-screensaver    OK
 preferences-desktop-sound          OK **
 preferences-desktop-theme          Needed
 preferences-desktop-wallpaper      OK
 package-development                -> categories/applications-development
 package-graphics                   -> categories/applications-graphics
 package-multimedia                 -> categories/applications-multimedia
 package-network                    -> categories/applications-internet
 package-system                     -> categories/applications-system
 package-utilities                  -> categories/applications-accessories
 preferences-system-windows         OK **
 system-file-manager                OK
 system-software-update             OK
 utilities-system-monitor           OK
 ark                                -> utilities-file-archiver **

Generic Application Names (not in the spec):

 preferences-desktop-cryptography   OK
 preferences-system-bluetooth       OK
 preferences-system-time            OK

Generic Tango icons in Oxygen:

 krfb        -> preferences-desktop-remote-desktop

Other application icons:

Most other application icons should go to their home modules instead of residing in kdelibs - this not only makes for a better overview but also reduces disk space in case not all modules are installed. And, of course, prevents icons being misused for wrong usages.

 acroread                      ?? needs a spec type name for fallback
                                  RFC: "viewer-document-acroread"
 basket                        -> move to wherever basket lives
 digikam                       -> move to extragear/graphics/digikam
 gwenview                      -> move to kdegraphics/gwenview
 k3b                           -> move to extragear/multimedia/k3b
                                  as multimedia-disc-creator-k3b
 kaffeine                      -> move to extragear/kaffeine
                                  as multimedia-player-kaffeine
 kalzium                       -> move to kdeedu/kalzium
 kanagram                      -> move to kdeedu/kanagram
 kate                          -> move to kdesdk/kate as
 kblogger                      -> move to wherever kblogger lives
 kbruch                        -> move to kdeedu/kbruch
 kbugbuster                    -> move to kdesdk/kbugbuster
 kchart                        -> move to koffice/kchart
 kcmkwm                        -> svn rm
 kcolorchooser                 -> move to kdegraphics/kcolorchooser
 kdeprint-printer              -> svn rm,
                                  we already have devices/printer
 KEduca                        -> keduca (right?), and move to
                                  wherever keduca lives
 kexi                          -> move to koffice/kexi
 kfind                         ?? svn rm,
                                  replaced by actions/system-search
 kgeography                    -> move to kdeedu/kgeography
 kget                          -> move to kdenetwork/kget
 khangman                      -> move to kdeedu/khangman
 kiten                         -> move to kdeedu/kiten
 kjournal                      ?? does it still exist? if no, svn rm.
                                  if yes, move to wherever it lives.
 KLatin                        -> klatin (right?), and move to
                                  wherever klatin lives
 klettres                      -> move to kdeedu/klettres
 klipper                       -> move to kdebase/klipper
 kmplayer                      -> move to extragear/multimedia/kmplayer
                                  as multimedia-player-kmplayer
 KmPlot                        -> kmplot, and move to kdeedu/kmplot
 knotes                        -> move to kdepim/knotes
                                  (and to the notes plasmoid?)
 knotify                       ?? does it still exist? if no, svn rm.
                                  if yes, move to wherever it lives.
 kolf                          -> move to kdegames/kolf
 konqueror                     -> move to kdebase/konqueror as
 kontact                       -> move to kdepim/kontact
 konversation                  -> move to extragear/network/konversation
 konv-message                  -> move to extragear/network/konversation,
                                  and rename it to konversation-message
 kopete                        -> move to kdenetwork/kopete
 KPercentage                   -> kpercentage, and move to
 krita                         -> move to koffice/krita
 kruler                        -> move to kdegraphics/kruler
 ksim-cpu                      ?? find out which apps use this icon
                                  (or devices/cpu), and make it private
 KSniffer                      -> ksniffer, and move to
 kstars                        -> move to kdeedu/kstars
 kteatime                      -> move to kdetoys/kteatime
 ktorrent                      -> move to extragear/network/ktorrent
                                  once the KDE 4 port is finished
 KVerbos                       -> kverbos, and move to
 KWordQuiz                     -> kwordquiz, and move to
 kword                         -> move to koffice/kword
 laptop-battery                ?? another battery icon? svn rm,
                                  or replace devices/battery
                                  with this one
 marble                        -> move to kdeedu/marble
 none                          -> svn rm
 plasmagik                     -> move to
 wine                          OK
 x                             OK ** [see Discussion]

 * suggesting this for inclusion into the icon naming specification
 ** not in the spec, but let's keep it out of there anyways,
    it's not really suited to be a standard icon

To do for Oxygen

Icons that are in the spec, but not yet in Oxygen's apps/ (after renaming) so they need to be added. Descriptions taken from the specification.

   The icon used for the desktop's multimedia preferences.

   The icon used for the desktop's theme preferences.

To do for Oxygen - not in the spec

Icons that are not specified and do not currently exist as well, but are needed for KDE applications (and not blatantly obvious). Yes, I am aware that some of those are bad (if not outright evil) names. That comes from preferences-desktop-peripherals being classified in the "desktop" preferences subgroup, which is very wrong imho. We need to fix this in the spec (see the suggestions of the categories page), but until then, I stay with specification conform names.

   The icon for the "Display" KCM.

   The icon for the "Desktop Effects; KCM. (New in KDE 4.)

   The icon for the "Joystick" KCM.

   You can guess. Really, it's easy.

   The icon for the "Mouse" KCM.

   The icon for the "Panels" KCM.

   The icon for the "About me" KCM in KDE 4's System Settings
   (which was named "Password & User Account in KDE 3).

   The icon for the "Login Manager" KCM.

   The icon for the "Power Control" KCM. (Although I'm not sure if
   this will still exist for KDE 4, at least in its current form.)

   The icon for the "File Sharing" KCM.

   The icon for the "Session Manager" KCM.
   (This icon also exists in the Tango set.)

   The icon for the "Splash Screen" KCM.

Optional icons

We don't absolutely need those because they are covered by fallbacks: if these icons don't exist, they've got a sensible fallback.

   The icon for the "Size & Orientation" KCM.

   The icon for the "KHotKeys" KCM.

   The icon for the "Taskbar" KCM.

   The icon for the "Smartcards" KCM.
   (Was "identity" in KDE 3, and is really not necessary.)

   The icon for the "Solid" KCM. (New in KDE 4.)

   The icon for the "Window Effects" KCM. (New in KDE 4.)

   The icon for the "Window Decorations" KCM.

   The icon for the "Window-Specific Settings" KCM.

Icons in Tango, but not in the spec

We don't need to have those, but if we do they should be named this way:

   For a possible generic instant messager icon.
   *Very* optional though, as we already have branded
   Kopete and Konversation icons.

   We already have this from the previous "kmail" icon.

   Instead of "knode".

   For a possible generic browser icon. *Very* optional though,
   as we already have a branded Konqueror icon.

   We already have this from the previous "korganizer" icon.

   Tango does this as preferences-desktop-accessibility
   plus an emblem-style gear icon at the lower right.
   Hardly necessary to have.

   Go Phonon go. (Done.)

   We do have proxy settings in KDE 3, this might make sense.

   The icon for the session management settings.


   Adept, Yast, Pirut, Smart, or whatever else is out there.

   Seems to fit KUser or Guidance's "User Management" module.

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