[Tango-artists] Redundent and non themeable icons
wszilveszter at gmail.com
Thu Jun 8 17:38:55 PDT 2006
Simon Otter wrote:
> I totally agree. It would solve many things.
> On a sidenote, I think you might wan't to CC this to the general
> mailing list (I was lazy and used the quick reply function in Opera,
> so I didn't change reply address).
> On Fri, 09 Jun 2006 01:41:15 +0200, William Szilveszter
> <wszilveszter at gmail.com> wrote:
>> That's the beautiful part, they wouldn't need to default anywhere but
>> to that location because the program would install the icon it has
>> now to that directory.
>> Let's take file-roller for example.
>> The author was looking for a new "view.png" icon. There was some
>> problem about sizes that need to be resolved and people began to
>> debate what best to represent the icon with. Now if the maintainer
>> adapted to this new way, they would install a "file-roller-view.png"
>> icon (in whatever sizes they liked) to the "software" directory. Say
>> they did this "as is," with no new icon in the works. The program
>> would look and function just the same as it does now. But now, if
>> someone wanted to create a tango icon, they could add it to their
>> profile or system wide and theme it. If someone didn't like Tango,
>> they could theme it to whatever they liked.
>> So there would be no need to default anywhere as the original icon
>> does get installed locally. This way, nothing changes for the
>> programmer, icon wise, but this gives the opportunity to get
>> tremendous feedback from the community because now, themers can
>> access such files. The author would also now be free to select a new
>> icon if someone comes up with something that really strikes their
>> eye. If not, they can simply retain the old one.
>> Note that this would also solve the problem with some program using
>> one size for things like menus (which are 16x16) and toolbars (which
>> are traditionally 22x22). Not to sound conceded, but I can't see a
>> downside to this new method. It is simple and easy to implement and
>> would also get outside interest almost immediately from some of the
>> great artists that work on Linux. It would certainly increase the
>> "media coverage" of programs and their aesthetics as instead of
>> limiting yourself to a mailing list, you now have full access to
>> anyone that creates themes as they can now freely manipulate all your
>> programs icons, even the unique ones.
>> Of course this should only be done for specific icons to that program
>> that are not already found in an icon theme. But with this system,
>> the behaviour of all icons would take on theming possibilities, very
>> much the same as the other icons that are drawn from a themes
>> Simon Otter wrote:
>>> On Fri, 09 Jun 2006 01:20:14 +0200, William Szilveszter
>>> <wszilveszter at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Yeah, I agree. This would be a nice thing, it would be simple to adapt
>>> and a elegant solution. The programs would of course have to have
>>> some default location that they use if there is no replacement icon
>>> in the "software"-dir.
>>> -- S i m o n O t t e r
>>> skurmedel at gmail.com
>>> simon at otter.se
> S i m o n O t t e r
> skurmedel at gmail.com
> simon at otter.se
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