[Tango-artists] device icons for gnome 2.22
jimmac at gmail.com
Thu Jan 10 06:32:34 PST 2008
I hope you don't mind me cc:ing the tango-artists mailing list, as
there's a good chance more artists are interested in working on
> Just curious; how are distros supposed to ship these icons then?
While I'm no packager, having Gadgetango from gnome-icon-theme-extras
svn module packaged as gnome-icon-theme-devices depending on
gnome-icon-theme and installing to the same prefix as gnome-icon-theme
> > I'm not so happy about adding icons to the gnome-icon-theme itself
> > though, we've seen actually going the opposite direction. Cleaning it up
> > so that it only covers the generic set defined in the naming spec, but
> > is of high quality and comes in all required sizes.
> Personally I think the set in the icon-naming-spec is way too
> constrained for device handling. I think at least this subset
And we're still not done covering even that conservative subset. The
plan years ago was to do something like this for mimetypes. It's still
in a very early stage. Like you said, you don't have (m)any artist
resources at Redhat, and there's a handful of us on #tango. I'd rather
have core gnome projects polished in terms of artwork (Network manager
looks particularly awful) rather than extending the icon coverage of the
The minimal set of devices you mention sounds like a great start in
terms of priority for Gadgetango, but I don't think we need to mandate
those for every theme.
need that one.
I'd go for a generic flash reader for all these. It's the media icons
that are important. In many cases one reader provides like 5 formats.
Showing distinct drives is more confusing than helpful I'd say. So I'd
go for drive-removable-media-flash from this list.
Gotta have these. Why the flash/memory distinction though?
> media-optical-bd (symlink to media-optical-bd-rom)
what is this? blueray?
> media-optical-dvd (symlink to media-optical-dvd-rom)
> media-optical-hddvd (symlink to media-optical-hddvd-rom)
 our super-lame code name for the project --
Jakub Steiner <jimmac at gmail.com>
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