[Tango-artists] improving overview
Hendrik.Eggers at rrze.uni-erlangen.de
Thu Mar 19 03:33:02 PDT 2009
let me introduce myself: My name is Hendrik Eggers and I work for the
University Erlangen-Nuremberg. Or to be more detailed: I am leading the
IT-advisory board of the Regional Computing Centre. Our main objective
is to implement major IT Projects like identity management, web
applications for the Bolgona process (Bachelor-/Master in EU) or web
applications for organisational structure management.
All these projects, as well as other smaller ones, have a web component
as major part.
As Computing Centre we are highly committed to accessibility
(<http://www.vorlagen.uni-erlangen.de/> - sorry, currently available
in German only). So all of our projects achieve more than 90 from 100
points in the German accessibility test for web pages.
We are also committed to free software. Currently we have released two
cli tools. The web applications will be published this year and next
So far so good. This was not for marketing purposes but to explain who
For intuitive icons in the web applications, we decided to rely on
tango. But there where some icons missing.
Please see the post
on this list for more information and
<http://tango.freedesktop.org/RRZETangoSet> for a current overview.
While working with tango we found it hard to find an overview of what
icons are available and where?
The picture at the wiki
<http://tango.freedesktop.org/Image:Tango-feet.png> gives a good idea
but it's hard to find a specific icon once you choose it from the
So I started to create overview pages to discuss them on this list
This was wrong as Rodney Dawes told me, and I am sorry for that.
What I would like to suggest is enhancing the ArtLibreSet page and
creating new pages in the format of
<http://tango.freedesktop.org/RRZETangoSet> where you have a detailed
overview on the collection. I hope you understand what I mean?!
Sadly only Art Libre Set is available under
So I checked out all icons on
<http://ftp.uni-erlangen.de/pub/rrze/tango/>, one of Germany's major
ftp mirrors which is operated by my employer. I would of course prefer
having them on the freedesktop server.
To create the overview pages in the wiki more easily, a colleague of
mine is currently programming a perl script for creating the wiki code
for the pages dynamically. This will be published as well as soon as it
Hopefully, I've now made clear what my intention is: Creating overview
pages for all sets to ease access and increase overview of what is
And one last information: Yes, RRZETangoIconSet was refused to be
included in tango repository due to scaling and colour issues.
Scaling issues are fixed and I am currently hiring a designer for
adjusting the colours and creating more icons. I would like to make
clear that we are highly interested in tango and willing to invest in
the project. I will also instruct the new designer to participate on
So again - sorry for breaking the rules.
I hope that we get the chance to make a contribution to tango. RfC ...
Hendrik Eggers, Head of *Projects & Processes*
Friedrich-Alexander-University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
Regional Computing Centre Erlangen (RRZE)
Martensstrasse 1, 91058 Erlangen, Germany
Phone: +49-9131-85-27819, Phone2: +49-9131-1237265
Cell Phone: +49-151-17412707, Fax: +49-9131-302941
hendrik.eggers at rrze.uni-erlangen.de
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