Opened 9 years ago

Closed 9 years ago

#1318 closed enhancement (fixed)

Update the icons with those from the Tango Project

Reported by: douglas Owned by: douglas
Priority: normal Milestone: 0.96
Component: User Interface Version: trunk
Severity: normal Keywords:


The Tango Project has a set of great open source (Creative Commons share-alike) icons that would look great in Xinha. The icon library can be downloaded from this page:

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Change History (17)

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by douglas

r1101 Adds a basic collection of Tango icons to Xinha. In order to cut back on distribution size, we'll only add the icons we use...

comment:2 Changed 9 years ago by douglas

r1102 Changes Xinha so that it will start using some of the icons coming from r1101

comment:3 Changed 9 years ago by douglas

r1104 Updates the CharacterMap? plugin

comment:4 Changed 9 years ago by douglas

We've got an artist here working on some of the icons missing from the tango project. I'll put updates here as I learn more...

comment:5 Changed 9 years ago by ray

rev [1105]: the new 16x16 icons looked all jagged, because they were scaled to 18x18

comment:6 Changed 9 years ago by ray

the "Remove formatting" icon seems to be missing

comment:7 Changed 9 years ago by ray

Actually, I don't like the tango icons too much, I think they look a bit clumsy. I'd rather opt for Crystal. They even have an extra set dor OOo, which seems to have most icons we need and the icons look quite elegant (just had a quick view)

comment:8 Changed 9 years ago by douglas

From a conversation in the channel:

[11:50AM] dougtopp: raimund: the only problem is that the Crystal icons are LGPL
[11:50AM] dougtopp: The tango is Creative Commons share-alike, which is BSD compatible
[11:53AM] dougtopp: raimund: we could try and abstract the install so that we could have a seperate Crystal Icon plugin, so that users know when they use Crystal Icons, they're distributing under the LGPL

Changed 9 years ago by guest

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comment:9 follow-up: Changed 9 years ago by ray

guest is absolutely right, we should use the image map for as much icons as possible; I didn't notice you didn't

comment:10 Changed 9 years ago by ray

Why are the arrows of the fullscreen button once at the edges and once at the corners? this should be more congruent

comment:11 Changed 9 years ago by ray

I think the icon for foreground color should show a colored A to be more iconic

comment:12 Changed 9 years ago by douglas

ray, you're right, I'd meant to retile it, but hadn't gotten around to it. I'll do that early next week and then roll back the changes to source.

As to your two comments about icons, I've showed this ticket to the designer working the icons, and he tells me he'll be updating the icons on Monday.

comment:13 Changed 9 years ago by ray

I think we should use pngs instead of gifs for the new icons. I know they are a bit bigger, but the jagged edges of the gifs make it impossible to use a dark background color in skins

comment:14 in reply to: ↑ 9 Changed 9 years ago by ray

P.S.: Thank you, guest, for crafting the icon map :)

comment:15 Changed 9 years ago by douglas

r1109 r1110 and r1111 Are updates, adding more icons and updating to use tiling...

comment:16 Changed 9 years ago by douglas

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

These icons are now the default and also available as a Tango Iconset. In addition, Ray has added a Crystal iconset (LGPL licenses) that can be used as well.

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