Tango, Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Desktop

Richard Moore rich at xmelegance.org
Tue Nov 8 08:48:36 PST 2005

On Tue, Nov 08, 2005 at 11:01:35AM -0500, Rodney Dawes wrote:
> Q: Tango is just another icon theme. What is so special about it?
> A: Tango is not just another icon theme. The project includes an icon
>    theme, yes, but the goals go beyond the icon theme itself. The icon
>    theme is primarily a way of pushing for acceptance of other aspects
>    of the project. There are three parts to the icon side of the
>    project. The Icon Naming Specification, the Tango Artwork Style
>    Guide, and the Tango Icon Theme. The Icon Naming Specification is to
>    improve the ability to use icon themes on the desktop, and to make it
>    much easier for artists to create themes that work on all desktops.
>    The Tango Artwork Style Guide is meant to be a base set of
>    suggestions for all artwork in the Tango project, and a fairly
>    neutral set of guidelines for ISVs to target for creating artwork for
>    their applications.

This would seem to imply that some of reasons people have given
for removing Tango from f.d.o are in fact valid. The question
of whether people agree with those reasons is of course open.


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