One might suggest you remove some of the borders, specifically the three edges around username, password and the userlist. As you've likely noticed, the move towards removing lines in KDE is proceeding at pace, and well... just a hint, really :) - Feb 11 2008
There's also the small problem of language barrier - the "public relations" person in the oxygen team suffers greatly from not quite grasping some of the intricacies of the English language, and as such has managed to spark controversy and arguments simply by making a comment where he essentially agrees with everybody, but still manages to get it said in a way so that he comes across as being in opposition to everybody else (witness discussions on the kde core devel mailing list in the month of August).
Hope this has made the situation a little more clear :) - Sep 24 2007
"[2007-06-14 11:55:48] <insanity> amaroK has been Amarok since June 2006. Wake up! :)"
;) - Jun 14 2007
"- Removed the "Get New Wallpapers" button from the Desktop Configuration Dialog, because it provides unfiltered access to images that are more and more shameless :-("
So... Censorship? Seriously, what's going on here? - May 30 2007
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Reinhardt sketch :) --> http://www.kde-look.org/content/show.php?content=34232 - Dec 07 2006
and the srpms:
ftp://arklinux.oregonstate.edu/pub/arklinux/apt/arklinux/dockyard-devel/en/i586/SRPMS.os/icons-reinhardt-svg-0.10-1ark.src.rpm - Aug 10 2006
The names, however, are moving over to a more interesting take on the K word - not doing the silly thing of taking random word and sticking a K into it somewhere obnoxious. Like you said yourself, Okular and Amarok are two applications that've gone away from the capitalisation thing, but Krita is still a k-word, it is just a proper k-word, meaning drawing chalk in Swedish. Kopete is the same, and has been that way for a long time.
This said, i think some things would do well to keep their KSomething names - like the large collections of applications, KWebDev and KOffice come to mind. Maybe of course KWebDev needs a bit of work, but since it's a collection of applications, it makes sense (to me) to have them chained together like that.
All of the above is because of how the K is a large part of KDE's corporate identity - we need the K to identify outselves! As a last random mind-blurp type note - how is this any different than all the WinSomethings and iSomethings floating around? - Aug 08 2006
That said, do try and join the #amarok channel on freenode to discuss the idea. And please note - we have had people suggest this for a VERY long time, without being able to do it Just Right(TM), which is something we really want (to do it right, that is). - Jul 11 2006
On top of that, we would really rather do one thing Right(TM) (you know, the old UNIX way of doing things) and simply make the best immersive music file player out there, in stead of a mediocre DE ;)
(a recurring joke amongst the devs while discussing new features is Amarok OS, something we obviously want to avoid) - Jul 03 2006
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Making deb packages: http://linuxdevices.com/articles/AT8047723203.html
Making rpm packages: http://fvwm.math.uh.edu/creating_rpms.html
(also the two first hits on google ;) ) - Jan 11 2006
And now to something constructive: Your Tux seems rather... cut'n'paste. Maybe you should take a look at softening up his edges a little. It seems like he came from a white background and was simply stuck on here. - Dec 17 2005