FC7 Theme Round 1 is over, let's start round 2!

Máirín Duffy duffy at redhat.com
Fri Dec 8 15:03:04 UTC 2006

Nicu Buculei wrote:
> Máirín Duffy wrote:
>> Well, I think there are some working on Echo. I'm not really involved 
>> in that, though. I think I've mentioned before I like some of Andy 
>> Fitzsimon's ideas around using Tango as an upstream and applying 
>> styles to it [1].
> Sorry for being so blunt: Andy's idea look very cool on paper, but do 
> you have realistic expectation of it being implemented in due time even 
> for FC 8?

It depends. It would necessitate us getting involved with Tango and 
treating them as an upstream. What really needs to happen:

(1) Small modifications to Inkscape's UI to make it easier to label 
layers/shapes/outlines with metadata we can use in the Fedora stylesheet.

(2) Working with Andy & the Tango folks, coming up with a naming spec 
for the various icon elements so that we know how to label them and so 
that new icons creating in Tango will be labeled properly.

(3) Development of a stylesheet to apply Fedora-style changes to Tango.

(4) (This is the gruntwork/manual labor part that will take a while) - 
Going through the existing Tango icons and labeling them properly, doing 
any cleanup work necessary.

FC8? Probably not. Maybe FC10? :) But, I think it's a totally worthy 
effort. It will help bring together FOSS artists - instead of working in 
our separate distro (or icon theme as it may be) buckets, we can all 
work together and get things done faster, we can get to know each other 
and learn from each other (learn from the seasoned pros in Tango for 
example), it will drive Inkscape's development, and it will pave the way 
to make it much easier for distros to maintain their own brand while 
contributing to an upstream project rather than working in their own 
silos / reinventing the wheel.


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