That’s a mildly worrying statement to read.
This is an evolving process, surely? When Suru ships, if there are issues, or if people don’t like it, if some of the usability issues MPT has flagged up become wider issues, then the potential to revise or revert the decision if in the interest of actual users should be paramount. Personal tastes or pre-emptive plans by the Yaru team on long-term use shouldn’t come in to it.
And while “endless discussion” over a decision your team has taken is perhaps fruitless, explanations and justification for some of those decisions wouldn’t go amiss.
Right now the decision you’ve taken with regards to Suru as default seems wooly. Why is Suru now the default icon set of an operating system used by 22+ million people? This is not, after all, the sort of decision that ought to be taken lightly or based on perceptual anecdotes, vague attributions to even vaguer use-cases, or any other reasons
So, for clarity, and as something that would be worth adding to @ads20000’s wiki suggestion, add some detail as to why is Suru the default icon set of Ubuntu 18.10. Because Unity 8 was going to use it? Because user testing shows it’s the better icon set? Because you wanted something new? Like, what’s the design and usability justifications etc? Background goes a long way
Another point which could do with some clarifying, certainly based on the exchanges above: the new “Yaru team” is now maintaining a semi-soft fork of Suru to fix the issues that upstream/Sam Hewitt doesn’t want to fix/doesn’t think need fixing, correct?
Now to me, as an Ubuntu user, I worry that choosing to default to an icon set that the team say won’t get new icons or tweaks going forward, and is solely reliant on the whims of a lone upstream designer maintaining a set which isn’t his primary concern, is the wrong choice. That goes double in light of the fact that a new upstream icon set (which is being created by long-time and highly respected open source designers, with end users in mind, with lots of input and feedback, including from app stakeholders, and which will stay continually updated and maintained going forward) is soon to be available.
I shan’t be the only one banging that drum going forward, fwiw.
Lastly, if this thread is the go-to port for relaying decisions it might be nice to read an update on the issues @mpt flagged up with the icon set a few weeks back. His advice and pointers are, as a design professional and someone who’s worked in open source design for so long, surely of more merit than most peoples.