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[yast-devel] reverting the Yast icon in 11.2
  • From: Jakub Steiner <jimmac@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 18 Sep 2009 11:18:02 +0200
  • Message-id: <329488320909180218p215027bakcf40e8ef08f133ec@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Hi folks,

I'd like to propose to revert the Yast launcher icon to the original
wrench for usability reasons. This would be the first time we'd expose
people to a cute little animal as an icon. Of course it's a chicken
and egg problem setting up a brand. There are a few cases where
building a brand for a product has preference over a clear metaphor
giving insight on what the tool does. But I don't think it's the case
with Yast. Yasti, the aardvark is a great mascot, perfect for
conference swag. Exposing him everywhere it mentions Yast is a bad
choice in my opinion.

I don't think we aim for people on Fedora or Ubuntu to switch their
configuration tools to YaST. We want people to switch to openSUSE. Our
brand focus should be on openSUSE. I think it's best to revert back to
the wrench for the icon.


Jakub Steiner <jimmac@xxxxxxxxx>
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