[Libreoffice] LibreOffice Icon Naming

Andrew rugby471 at gmail.com
Tue Nov 2 00:22:14 PDT 2010

On 02/11/10 07:19, Andrew wrote:
> On 01/11/10 20:31, Andrew C. E. Dent wrote:
>> Hi Andrew
>> I'm another Andrew who also cares about Icons! (Normally people refer to
>> me by my User name of 'ace_dent').
>> I first started to analyse the problem about 5yrs ago(!) but gave in
>> under the original Sun ownership.
>> I have started the bare seeds of this over on the wiki:
>> http://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Development/Icon_Themes
>> I'm first trying to move the work I did in an earlier audit of all the
>> icons into the wiki, to move things forward. See here:
>> http://people.bath.ac.uk/ea2aced/OOo/OOoIconCat.odt
>> - Please jump in and get involved!
>> I agreed with your points, however, I would like to split out large /
>> small icons into two different zip archives. There is some performance
>> reasons for doing this, and makes naming conventions easier, but I think
>> I need some input from coding gurus...
>> Cheers,
>> Andrew
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> Hi Other Andrew :)
> Wow you seem to have done a lot of great work on this! However I see a
> few issues:
> Your proposed scheme would see icons categorised by components. Whilst I
> see you have the zero category for shared icons, I can see many problems
> with this in the future, where icons become duplicated, not in the
> correct categories. It also make it much harder for an artist, whereas
> in the extended tango spec which I have proposed an artist could easily
> find an icon by its context (i.e. action) in your one, they would have
> to go by component which may not always be obvious.
> I also think having the size in the filename is not a great idea as you
> will end up with VERY large directories where icons are not easily seen.
> Putting sizes into folder solves this problem.
> The Tango Icon Naming Spec has seen widespread adoption and has seen to
> work and so I (and kendy) believed it was the best way to go forward. It
> also makes things easier for icon authors coming from a GTK icon theme
> as most of the icon names will be the same.
> Please don't get me wrong, the work that you have done will be
> invaluable when it comes wrong to implementing it :) However I don't
> believe that your spec is necessarily the best way forward.
> Any comments?

However now that I look at it, on that Wiki page, the proposed spec is
for an extended Tango Spec, which structure is it that you wish to go
forward with? :)


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